Collected by the German art expert
Wilhelm Arntz, the ephemera document exhibitions, sales and publishing of 20th century art
mainly in Germany, Italy, and France, but also in other European countries, the United
States, and South America. Represented are not only well-established artists but also a
profusion of lesser known artists as well as numerous emerging artists who became well-known
after the mid 1980s. Among the institutions are European and American art museums and
exhibition venues, publishing- and auction houses, printing presses, art fairs, and a vast
number of art galleries.
Wilhelm Friedrich Arntz (1903-1985) was a German lawyer, art expert and independent
researcher of 20th century art. He was also one of the early collectors of German
Expressionism. Parallel to collecting artworks, he acquired publications on art and compiled
a wealth of archival material, including newspaper clippings, correspondence of artists, art
historians and dealers, and ephemeral items such as invitations to exhibition openings.
121.67 Linear Feet
(276 boxes, 4 oversize boxes)
Rights and Reproductions.
Open for use by qualified researchers.