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William Suhr papers, 1846-2003 (bulk 1927-1982)

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Finding aid for the William Suhr papers, 1846-2003, (bulk 1928-1982)

Title: William Suhr papers
Dates: 1846-2003 (bulk 1927-1982)
Number: 870697
Creator/Collector: Suhr, William, 1896-1984
Extent: 70.0 linear feet
Abstract: An American paintings conservator trained in Berlin, William Suhr worked under Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner at the Detroit Institute of Arts beginning in 1927, and was the conservator of the Frick Collection from 1935 to 1977. He also maintained private clients including individuals and major American museums in Cleveland, New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago, and St. Louis. After World War II he worked closely with clients active in the New York art market, particularly the dealer Rosenberg and Stiebel. The bulk of the collection is comprised of photographs of paintings treated by Suhr, along with his treatment notes. The collection also contains business papers, including correspondence, articles about Suhr, personal papers, and documentation of Suhr's own artwork.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Martha Steele.


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