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Marceau, Henri, 1896-1969

 Person

Henri Gabriel Marceau, an internationally known scholar, art historian and architect, was the Director of the Museum from 1955 to 1964. In 1926, Henri Marceau was appointed assistant curator of the Johnson Collection. Two years later he was promoted to curator. He also maintained a position as an assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania's School of Fine Arts from 1925 until 1929, when he took on the additional role of Curator of Fine Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 1933 his position at the Museum was revised to Curator of Paintings, and then to Chief, Department of Paintings and Sculpture in 1937. At this time Marceau also became Associate Director, handling much of the Director's work when Fiske Kimball was away on acquisition missions or on vacations in Europe during the summers. Marceau worked closely with Kimball at other times, and took on full directorship after Kimball's retirement. Marceau maintained his role as Curator of the Johnson Collection throughout these various appointments, and beyond them, until his death.

Found in 221 Collections and/or Records:

Art: Musical Chairs, 1955 February 7

 Object — Box: 41, Folder: 38
Identifier: WLA_B041_F038_008
Scope and Contents "Art: Musical Chairs." Clipping from Time Magazine.
Dates: 1955 February 7

Conservation and Technical Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CTR
Abstract The collection documents the establishment and early operations of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's conservation laboratory and the use of photographic technology in conservation and curatorial work. While the majority of the material pertains to the activities of Henri Marceau, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and of the John G. Johnson Collection, and of David Rosen, who served as an adviser to the museum's conservation and technical research projects, the collection also includes some...
Dates: 1932-1969, undated

Correspondence from Alfred Barr, Jr. to Walter Arensberg, 1951 October 5

 Object — Box: 13, Folder: 17
Identifier: WLA_B013_F017_020
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Alfred Barr, Jr., Director of the Museum Collections at the Museum of Modern Art, to Walter Arensberg. Includes manuscript on the Portrait of Yvonne Landsberg.
Dates: 1951 October 5

Correspondence from Alfred E. Stendahl to Henri Marceau, 1951 December 19

 Object — Box: 15, Folder: 6
Identifier: WLA_B015_F006_046
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Alfred E. Stendahl to Henri Marceau, Associate Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 1951 December 19

Correspondence from Arturo Schwarz to Evan H. Turner, 1969 March 6

 Object — Box: 10, Folder: 50
Identifier: TUR_B010_F050_092
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Arturo Schwarz to Evan H. Turner, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 1969 March 6

Correspondence from C. Earle Miller to Walter and Louise Arensberg, 1953 October 4

 Object — Box: 12, Folder: 44
Identifier: WLA_B012_F044_001
Scope and Contents Correspondence from C. Earle Miller to Walter and Louise Arensberg.
Dates: 1953 October 4

Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser to Marcel Duchamp, 1962 March 30

 Object — Box: 82, Folder: 12
Identifier: MAR_B082_F012_005
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser, Acting Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to Marcel Duchamp.
Dates: 1962 March 30

Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser to Marcel Duchamp, 1962 March 30

 Object — Box: 82, Folder: 12
Identifier: MAR_B082_F012_006
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser, Acting Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to Marcel Duchamp [copy].
Dates: 1962 March 30

Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser to Marcel Duchamp, 1962 April 9

 Object — Box: 82, Folder: 12
Identifier: MAR_B082_F012_008
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser, Acting Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to Marcel Duchamp.
Dates: 1962 April 9

Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser to Marcel Duchamp, 1962 May 1

 Object — Box: 82, Folder: 12
Identifier: MAR_B082_F012_009
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to Marcel Duchamp.
Dates: 1962 May 1