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
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Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers with the following exceptions. The Jaz drive in Box
11 containing Gerrard White's inventory and transcriptions is sealed. However, a paper hard
copy of the documents is available for read-only access in Box 12 and Box 13; it may not be
photocopied or digitally copied in whole or in part.