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Germain Seligman & Co., New York

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Title
Germain Seligman & Co., New York

Record
Jacques Seligmann & Co. gallery records 1913-1983
Files not on microfilm.

Description
Germain Seligman managed the New York branch of Jacques Seligmann & Fils, opened in the 1920s. Germain Seligman was a dealer, author and scholar (Seligmann's son who changed his father's name to Seligman). The firm was reunited after World War II. Among those closely associated with the Seligmanns were Cesar M. de Hauke, Eugene Glaenzer, Georges Haardt, Werner Jucker, Osar A. Liechti, Mrs. Theresa D. Parker, Arthur Peck, Otto Pojes, Hugo Rose, Arnold Seligmann, Rene Seligmann, Clyfford Trevor, and Hans Waegen.

Records include correspondence, accounting records, inventories, descriptions of works; records of sales, stock lists, insurance records, internal memoranda, and other records. Some records of related firms, include those of de Hauke & Co., Eugene Glaenzer & Co., Gersel, Modern Paintings, Jacques Seligmann & Fils, and Germain Seligman & Co.

There are files on paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative objects; writings by Germain Seligman; a scrapbook; records concerning Germain Seligman's private collection; and art inventories from the estate.

Location of Record
Archives of American Art
Smithsonian Institution
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Source
Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
<http://www.siris.si.edu/>, accessed 3 January 2003.

N.H. Yeide, K. Akinsha, A.L. Walsh (eds.), AAM Guide to Provenance Research, Washington 2001, p. 237.

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