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G. Cramer Oude Kunst gallery records, 1873-1998, bulk 1938-1998

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G. Cramer Oude Kunst Gallery Records
Series I. Correspondence, 1936-1998 144.7 Linear Feet (347 boxes)
Series I.E. 1970-1979 31.28 Linear Feet (75 boxes)
During the 1970s, the most extensive correspondence is with the German art collector Heinrich Becker, especially in 1973 and 1974. After Becker's death in 1975, the correspondence continues occasionally with Ricarda Becker. In the late 1970s, the gallery's exchange with Hans Joachim Saemann concerns the Becker collection. The Becker collection is also discussed within the correspondence with the Dutch art collector and banker F. van Lanschot and with the German bank Deutsche Bank (filed under D).
Extensive correspondence continuous with the Dutch businessman, politician, and art collector Sidney J. van den Bergh; the Brod Gallery in London; the American art collector in Los Angeles, Edward William Carter (occasionally filed under Los Angeles); the Dutch art collector E. ten Cate; the German art collector in Bad Godesberg, Diethelm Doll; the Dutch art collector in Haarlem, K.W. Gratama; the Dutch art collector in The Hague, F. van Lanschot; the Americam art collector in New York, John Lowenthal (also filed under New York); the Dutch art dealer in The Hague, S. Nystad; the art collector Herbert Schaefer; the Spanish art collector Joachín Serra Belda; the German art collector in Düsseldorf, Hans-Günther Sohl; the German art collector Karl-Heinz Sonne; the Swiss art collectors Edward and Hugo Stokvis, and also in Switzerland, Baron H.H. Thyssen-Bornemisza.
The gallery's clients during the 1970s are predominantly private art collectors, established clients from the 1950s and 1960s as well as numerous new clients. Among the art collectors with whom the gallery continues to correspond are C.J.K. van Aalst; Chris van Eeghen; Agnes Farner-Hasler in Zurich; Herbert Girardet; P.W. Kamphuisen; J.C. Koning; J. William Middendorf II (filed under Middendorf, New York, or American Embassy); Michael Reusch in Oslo, Norway (also filed under the firm Lars Espeland); Vieten; Manuel de Villegas y Urzáiz in Bad Godesberg and Madrid; and Albert Weidenbusch in Solingen.
Among the gallery's many new clients are the art collectors Th. Bakker in The Hague (very extensive and continuous); Hans-Ulrich Beck in Augsburg; David Feldman from Arlington, Virginia (an intermediary for a private estate in Los Angeles); Hans-Georg Gallenkamp in Germany; Erich Grabher in Austria; Horst Gregor in Germany; C.E. Grol in the Netherlands; J.E. Hueting in Belgium; P. Kasteel-Balthussen in Rome, Italy; Jörg Kastl in Belgium; E.A. Klatte in Switzerland; H. Kohn in France (extensive); J. Kuyper in The Netherlands; Ernst M.M. Lemberger in Amsterdam; Heinrich Lindenberg in Switzerland; J.A. Freiherr von Lucius in Germany; Frits Markus in New York; Gerhard Miele in Germany; N.G. Nightinggale in England; the German entrepreneur Rudolf August Oetker in Germany (since 1975); Helmuth Pickhardt in Germany; Theo Regout in Lausanne, Switzerland (extensive); Werner Sagebiel in Germany; W. von Scheibler in the Netherlands; Carl Schünemann in Germany; Bernard C. Solomon, president of The Everest Record Group in Los Angeles; and Gerhard Zeiser in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Among the art dealers, the gallery continues to correspond with the Abels Gemälde-Galerie in Cologne; Manfred Bader in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; C.G. Boerner Kunstantiquariat in Düsseldorf; Julius Böhler in Munich (especially in 1974); Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig in Düsseldorf; the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Canada (filed under Hamilton); David Katz in Basel; Elisabeth Baronin von Klopmann in Berlin; Galerie Müllenmeister in Solingen; and Curt Reinheldt in Berlin. New business contacts begin with The Currier Gallery of Art in Manchaster, N.H. (also filed under Manchester); Gudrun Kirchwehm, Galerie "g" in Berlin; Silvano Lodi in Munich; H. Schlichte Berge in Amsterdam; Helmut Seling in Munich; H. Shickman in London and New York; Eugene V. Thaw in New York; among numerous others.
The gallery also continues to correspond with the following art museums and other cultural institutions: the Michigan Museum of Art (filed under Ann Arbor); the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (filed under München); the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (filed under Berlin); the Art Institute of Chicago (correspondence with C.C. Cunningham, filed under Chicago); the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (correspondence with C.C. Cunningham, filed under Williamstown); the Cleveland Museum of Art (filed under Cleveland); the Kimbell Art Foundation (filed under Forth Worth); the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Atkins Museum of Fine Arts (filed under Kansas City, Missouri); the Norton Simon Museum of Art (mostly correspondence with Barbara Roberts at the Norton Simon Foundation in Fullerton; in the early 1970s filed under Fullerton, then under Los Angeles, or Pasadena; also filed under the curator Darryl E. Isley, and Jennifer Jones Simon); the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (filed under Oberlin); the Seattle Art Museum (filed under Seattle); the National Museum of Western Art (filed under Tokyo); the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio (filed under Toledo, correspondence mainly with Otto Wittmann); the Art Gallery of Ontario (filed under Toronto); and the National Gallery of Art (filed under Washington DC, correspondence with Charles P. Parkhurst, Arthur K. Wheelock, and Sheldon Grossman).
Among new museums corresponding with the gallery since the 1970s are the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede (filed under Enschede); the Museo de Arte de Ponce in San Juan, Puerto Rico (filed under San Juan, correspondence with Luis A. Ferré); the J. Paul Getty Museum (filed under Malibu, correspondence with Burton B. Fredericksen); the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; and the Muzeum Narodowe we Wroclawiu (filed under Wroclaw).
Extensive correspondence continues with the auction house Sotheby & Co. in London and New York. Business dealings begin with the auction house Kunsthaus Lemperts in Cologne.
There is also occasional correspondence with art historians, including Julius Held (in 1970, 1979); Antonio Morassi (in 1970); Wolfgang J. Müller in Kiel (early 1970s); Marcel Roethlisberger; Harold E. Wheethey in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Rudolf Wittkower at the National Gallery of Art in Wahington DC.
The gallery also continues to correspond with Ben Snyder III (B.M. Snijder III) at the Cranbrook School, in Bloomfield, Michigan (filed under Snyder).
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year and within each year by every two months, and within each two month period alphabetically by name of correspondent.
January 1970-February 1970
Box Folder
101 5 Aalst - Appuhn
101 6 Baart - Burg
101 7 Cate - Croon
101 8 Dalen - Duijvendyk
101 9 Elseviers Magazine - Fullerton
The correspondence with R.G. Ferguson includes a photograph.
101 10 Gort-Barten - Jongh
101 11 Kassel - Kunst
101 12 Lee - Lugt
101 13 Malibu - München
101 14 Nat. Bureau Tourisme - Rotterdam
101 15 Sandick - Snyder
101 16 Sohl - Stuttgart
101 17 Tellegen - Tuininga
101 18 Uebe - Voorst
101 19 Weidenbusch - Winter
March 1970-April 1970
Box Folder
102 1 Aalst - Assen
102 2 Bakker - Burlington Magazine
102 3 Carter - Croon
102 4 Den Haag - Douwes
102 5 Eichhorn - Fullerton
102 6 Gratama - Hoogland
102 7 Jansen - Kunst und das schöne Heim
102 8 Lamm - Lowenthal
102 9 Madlung - München
102 10 Nassette - Nystad
102 11 Otterlo - Rotterdam (Wubben)
102 12 Scheibe - Stokvis
102 13 Telefoondienst - Trio
102 14 Utrecht - Vliet
102 15 Wald - Winter
May 1970-June 1970
Box Folder
102 16 Aalst - Arquint
102 17 Beck - Brod
102 18 Carter - Duyvendijk
102 19 Eeghen - Fuchs
102 20 Ganske - Gudiol
102 21 Hamilton - Hispanic
102 22 Interkunst - Kunst und das schöne Heim
Box Folder
103 1 Lange - Lowenthal
103 2 Majewski - Muysers
103 3 News Week - Reusch
103 4 Scheibler - Snyder
103 5 Sotheby - Szymanski
103 6 Telefoondistrict - Weidenbusch
103 7 Weltkunst - Zürich-Kloten
1970 July
Box Folder
104 1 Aalst - Bücker
104 2 Cambridge - Duijvendijk
104 3 Ebeling - Fuchs
104 4 Gaines - Güntermann
104 5 Hasselt - Hueting
104 6 India - Jourdan
104 7 Kaars - Kunst und das schöne Heim
104 8 Lakenhal - Lugt
104 9 Manke - Mutator
104 10 Nassette - Nieuwe
104 11 Paris - Rush
104 12 Sandid? - Sumowski
104 13 Tels - Trojanski
104 14 Vanderven - Zvetmulde?
September 1970-October 1970
Box Folder
105 1 Aardenwerk - Art Shop
105 2 Bachmann - Bussinck
105 3 Cambridge - Cremers
105 4 Danzer - Dyken
105 5 Eeghen - Evers
105 6 Farner-Hasler - Fritz
105 7 Geise - Gratama
105 8 Haak - Huiskamp
105 9 Immink - Jourdan
105 10 Kaag - Kuttschrütter
105 11 Langendan - Lynn
105 12 Maas - Middendorf
105 13 Minneapolis - Mutator
105 14 Nassette - Nystad
105 15 Oberti - Pruys
105 16 Rasmussen - Russel
105 17 Schäfer - Sijthoff
105 18 Snyder - Sumowski
105 20 Uebe - Weitens
105 21 Wiel - Zijst
November 1970-December 1970
Box Folder
106 1 Aalst - Arntz
106 2 Bakker - Bloch
106 3 Blyenburgh - Buser
106 4 Cailleux - Cultuur
106 5 Davies - Duyvendyk
106 6 Eck - Enschede
106 7 Farner-Hasler - Fritz
106 8 Gallenkamp - Gudlangson
106 9 Haak - Houthakker
106 10 India - Krüppel
106 11 Lagerberg - Lund
106 12 Manke - München
106 13 Naesens - Nystad
106 14 Penders - Princeton
106 15 Regout - Russel
106 16 Sanden - Schünemann
106 17 Segal - Stokvis
106 18 Thyen - Toledo
106 19 Utrecht - Vrij
106 20 Weidenbush - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Box
107-114 1971
Box
115-122 1972
Box
123-130 1973
Box
131-138 1974
Box
139-145 1975
1976
Box
146-152 Correspondence
Box Folder
931 6 Color photographs from Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Pulled from box 147, folder 18.
Box
153-160 1977
153-160 Correspondence
Box Folder
931 7 Color photographs from Alte Kurpfalz
931 8 Color photograph from Erika Roje
Box
161-167 1978
1979
Box
168-175 Correspondence
Box Folder
931 9 Color photograph from R. van der Bilt
Pulled from box 185, folder 3.


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