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Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers

Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Names:
Adelson Galleries  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Fraad, Daniel  Search this
Horowitz, Margaret, 1915-2005  Search this
Magriel, Paul David, 1906-  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1903-2007
bulk 1960-2007
Summary:
The papers of collectors Raymond and Margaret Horowitz measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1903-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960- 2007. The collection documents the Horowitzes' activities as collectors through art collection files, including appraisals, sales information, printed material, and photographs of artwork; files of artwork sold or donated; accession records, including inventory lists of paintings and prints; and catalog information.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of collectors Raymond and Margaret Horowitz measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1903-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960- 2007. The collection documents the Horowitzes' activities as collectors through art collection files, including appraisals, sales information, printed material, and photographs of artwork; files of artwork sold or donated; accession records, including inventory lists of paintings and prints; and catalog information.

The records document the acquisitions that formed the foundation for the Raymond and Margaret Horowitz collection. Materials reflect Raymond Horowitz's long-standing relationships with dealers, galleries, and museums, including Adelson Galleries, Babcock Galleries, Daniel Fraad, Hirschl & Adler, Paul Magriel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Victor Spark, and others.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Art Collection Files, 1943-2007 (Boxes 1-3; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Artwork, Sold or Donated, 1903, 1950-2003 (Boxes 3-5; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Accession Records, 1959-circa 1994 (Box 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Catalog Information, circa 1960-1967 (Box 5; 3 Folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond Horowitz (1916-2005), a lifelong resident of New York City, was a founding partner in the firm Graubard Miller, where he practiced corporate law for over fifty years. Horowitz's interest in art history and art developed as an undergraduate student at Columbia College (1932-1936) where he attended lectures by the art historian, Meyer Schapiro. In 1939, Horowitz earned his jurisprudence degree from Columbia University. Shortly thereafter, he found a position as assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, where he remained until 1943 when he went into private practice. In 1940, Raymond married Margaret Goldenberg.

Raymond and Margaret shared an interest in art and began collecting in the 1940s. Initially, the Horowitzes acquired drawings and pastels on a modest, informal basis. In 1961, with the purchase of a painting by Robert Henri, Raymond and Margaret began to collect early twentieth century American artists, whose work they thought had been overshadowed by the French Impressionists and the Abstract Expressionists. Raymond and Margaret Horowitz were credited as pioneers in the rediscovery and revaluation of the work of Frank Benson, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, Theodore Robinson, John H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir and other notable American Impressionist artists. Raymond Horowitz also acquired the works of Social Realist artists, such as Thomas Anshutz, George Bellows, William Glackens, and John Sloan. Many of the pieces from the Horowitzes' collection have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad. Raymond and Margaret Horowitz donated works of art to the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newark Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art; in early 2000s, they made a major gift of 49 paintings, drawings, and watercolors to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

In September, 2005, at the age of 90 years, Raymond Horowitz died in New York.

Born in New York City in 1915, Margaret Horowitz (1915-2005) received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University. Encouraged by her parents to equip herself to earn a living, Margaret went on to receive a Master's Degree from Teacher's College at Fordham University in literature. Raymond Horowitz referred to Margaret as an equal partner in their collecting endeavors. At the time of her death in March, 2005, Margaret and Raymond had been married for sixty-five years.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Raymond Horowitz, conducted 1973 January 17 by Paul Cummings and conducted 2004 October 20-November 5 by Avis Berman.
Provenance:
The papers of Raymond and Margaret Horowitz were donated in 2015 by Stephen L. Ingerman, the executor of the estate of Raymond and Margaret Horowitz.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hororaym
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Art Collection Files

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-2007
Scope and Contents:
Collection files concern the lending, reproduction, and exhibition of works of art owned by Raymond and Margaret Horowitz. Some of the artists significantly represented include William Merritt Chase, William Glackens, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Maurice Prendergast, Theodore Robinson, and John Singer Sargent.

Correspondence reflects Raymond Horowitz's dealings with museums and galleries, private dealers, and collectors. Among the correspondents are Adelson Galleries, Babcock Galleries, Berry-Hill Galleries, Daniel Fraad, Alfred Frankenstein, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Paul Magriel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, National Gallery in London, Newark Museum of Art, Spanierman Gallery, and Yale University Art Gallery. Letters to Antoinette King, Jean Volkmer, and Simon Parkes provide conservation information. Miscellaneous art collection files concern the gifting of artwork to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.

There are a few letters from Margaret Horowitz. Correspondence is mainly typescripts of originals. Files contain information sheets, appraisals, invoices, condition reports, legal documents relating to loans or donations of artwork, and printed material including exhibition catalogs, invitations, news and magazine clippings of reviews of exhibitions and/or artists. The majority of photographs of artwork have identifying information on the verso that include date of work and exhibition venues.
Arrangement:
The series has been maintained in the order it was received. With the exception of American Posters, the series has been arranged in alphabetical order by artist's surname.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hororaym, Series 1
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Artwork, Sold, or Donated

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (Boxes 3-5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903
1950-2003
Scope and Contents:
Records document sales, acquisitions, donations, and the lending of artwork for exhibitions. Included are extensive files on George Bellows, Robert Blum, Frank Boggs, Willilam Merritt Chase, Willliam Glackens, A. C. Goodwin, Theodore Robinson, John Singer Sargent, and John H. Twachtman. Materials also document Raymond Horowitz' s collecting interests and his professional and, to a lesser extent his personal relationships with auction houses, dealers, museums, and collectors. Among the correspondents are Adelson Galleries, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., Christie's, Hollis-Taggart Galleries, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Parke Bernet (Sotheby's), and Whitney Museum of American Art. Miscellaneous paintings consists of a consignment agreement with Hirschl & Adler.

Files include correspondence, information sheets, appraisals, receipts and invoices, and other legal documentation, including contracts, loan agreements, consignments, and settlement statements. Included are printed materials, exhibition catalogs, clippings of reviews, photographs, and negatives.
Arrangement:
The series has been maintained in the order it was received. The series has been arranged in alphabetical order by artist's surname.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hororaym, Series 2
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Accession Records

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-circa 1994
Scope and Contents:
Records provide documentation of the paintings and prints represented in the Raymond and Margaret Horowitz collection. Included are scattered materials relating to purchases, costs, and an insurance appraisal.

The materials generally include letters of understanding; appraisals; and information on purchases and sales, exhibition history, and published references. Invoices of artwork (photocopies) document the Horowitzes' interests in various artists, whose work formed the basis of their core collection.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged in alphabetical order, by artist's surname.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hororaym, Series 3
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Catalog Information

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Extent:
3 Folders (Box 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-1967
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of catalog information sheets documenting works of art acquired from circa 1960-1967. Records provide descriptive information, e.g., title, media, date of execution, source and date of purchase, published sources, provenance, and exhibition history.
Arrangement:
The files are maintained in their original order and are arranged alphabetically, by artist's surname.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hororaym, Series 4
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Paintings

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fisher, Mark – Myers, Jerome

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 50
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Weir, J. Alden – Roses

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1997
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Whistler, James McNeil – La Belle Dame Endormie

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982-2003
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Whistler, James McNeil – The Toilet and Study: Seated Figure

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-2005
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hassam, Childe - Poppies, Isles of Shoals

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 24-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992-2003
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Prendergast, Maurice – Picnic By The Inlet

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996-1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Weir, J. Alden – U.S. Thread Company, Willamatic, Connecticut

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1996
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anshutz, Thomas – Studies of Two Heads

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anshutz, Thomas – Woman in a Pink Dress on Beach

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anshutz, Thomas – Boat and Boathouse

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Beal, Gifford – Running Horses

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1950-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Beal, Gifford – Harbor

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Beaux, Cecilia – Dorothea In The Woods

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1968-1971
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Beaux, Cecilia – Henry James

Collection Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1981-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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