Collection comprises original and photocopied letters and records related to the French art dealer Ambroise Vollard and the
artists he represented.
Ambroise Vollard, the pioneer French art dealer, patron and publisher, can be said to be the first of the ‘modern' art dealers.
Malcolm Gee calls Vollard the "most notable contemporary art dealer of his generation in France." Born 1867 in Réunion, he
moved to Paris to study law in 1890 and soon began buying and selling prints and drawings. After working at L'Union Artistique
for Alphonse Dumas, Vollard set up his own business and in 1894 opened a gallery near the Opéra on the Rue Laffitte, then
the center of the Paris art business.
6.0 linear feet
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers. Read only. May not be copied or printed. Restricted.