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Arnold Ronnebeck papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 692

Scope and Contents

The Arnold Ronnebeck papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, artwork, photographs, and printed and other materials documenting the career and life of the Prussian-born artist. Correspondence in the collection includes letters from other artists, family, and organizations, and includes letters from well-known modernist-era artists, such as George Grosz, Marsden Hartley, Wassily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz. Manuscripts include notebooks, journals Ronnebeck kept while in Paris from 1910 to 1912, and loose notes. Original artwork in the collection includes lithographs and busts of Hartley. Photographs include images of Ronnebeck's sculptures and the artwork of others, images of the artist at work and with other people, and images from the war years, 1914 through 1917, such as urban and rural landscapes, architectural sites of interest, and soldiers. Printed materials include art catalogs, ephemera, and clippings, and other materials include biographical information, personal papers, and childhood sketchbooks.

Dates

  • 1896 - 1952
  • Majority of material found within 1910 - 1947

Creator

Language of Materials

Chiefly in English; some materials in German and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Arnold Ronnebeck Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Louise Ronnebeck, 1952-1972.

Arrangement

Organized into six series: I. Correspondence, 1915-1952. II. Manuscripts, 1900-1948. III. Artwork, 1913-1947. IV. Photographs, 1909-1923. V. Printed Materials, 1909-1948. VI. Other Materials, 1896-1938.

Associated Materials

Arnold Ronnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Extent

5.84 Linear Feet ((16 boxes) + 3 art, 1 broadside folder)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.ronnebeck

Overview

The Arnold Ronnebeck papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, artwork, photographs, and printed and other materials documenting the life and career of the Prussian-born artist. Correspondence in the collection includes letters from other artists, family, and organizations, and includes letters from well-known modernist-era artists, such as George Grosz, Marsden Hartley, Wassily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz. Manuscripts include notebooks, journals Ronnebeck kept while in Paris from 1910 to 1912, and loose notes. Original artwork in the collection includes lithographs and busts of Hartley. Photographs include images of Ronnebeck's sculptures and the artwork of others, images of the artist at work and with other people, and images from the war years, 1914 through 1917, such as urban and rural landscapes, architectural sites of interest, and soldiers. Printed materials include art catalogs, ephemera, and clippings, and other materials include biographical information, personal papers, and childhood sketchbooks.

Arnold Ronnebeck (1885-1947)

Arnold Ronnebeck (1885-1947), born in Nassau, Germany (then Prussia), was a modernist sculptor and lithographer. Ronnebeck studied sculpture with Aristide Maillol and Émile-Antoine Bourdelle in Paris between 1907 and 1913 and emigrated to the United States in 1923. He is best known for his lithographs of New York City in the 1920s and depictions of western life in Colorado and New Mexico from the 1920s through 1940s. He settled in Denver, Colorado and worked as an art advisor to the Denver Art Museum from 1926 to 1931.

Biographical information taken from The Art of Arnold Ronnebeck <http://www.arnoldronnebeck.com/> accessed 17 January 2013.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available for portions of the collection.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing, including in some instances rehousing and minimal organization, when it arrived at the library. As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. During baseline processing of the collection in 2013, materials were identified with the series listed below.

Former call number: Za Ronnebeck.
Title
Guide to the Arnold Ronnebeck Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
January 2013
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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