This collection consists of 22 color
intaglio prints by Troy Kinney featuring dancers and dance performances, produced from 1915
to 1928. Among the dancers represented in these prints are Vaslav Nijinski, Adeline Genée,
Anna Pavlova, Alexandre Volinin, and Doris Niles. The plates were primarily produced by
etching, drypoint engraving, or a combination of both processes. The plate for Pastorale
includes some mezzotinting.
Troy Kinney was an American artist and writer on dance, noted for his etchings and his
treatise The Dance, Its Place in Art and Life (1924),
co-written with his wife Margaret West Kinney. Kinney was born December 1, 1871 in Kansas
City, Missouri. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Fine Arts at
Yale. In 1900, he married Margaret West. He contributed articles on dance to magazines such
as Century, Metropolitan, and
New Republic during his career. Kinney died in 1938.
0.5 Linear Feet
(5 oversize folders)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection is open for research.