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Paul Theobald and Company Record

A work made of correspondence, printed papers, black and white photographic prints, a linocut and a bound book..

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  • A work made of correspondence, printed papers, black and white photographic prints, a linocut and a bound book..

Date:

1935-1988 (bulk 1946-1955)

Artist:

Walter Gropius (1883-1969)
György Kepes (1906-2001)
Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935)
László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946)

About this artwork

Paul Theobald, an amateur artist and bibliophile, combined his interests and opened a bookstore/gallery in Chicago in 1936. The gallery offered exhibitions of George Grosz, Hans Hoffmann, and Archipenko, which attracted clients from the large émigré population in Chicago. At first simply encouraging his clients to write, Theobald ultimately became a publisher, drawn to books that related the visual arts to social issues. Among the titles Theobald published are: Walter Gropius’ Rebuilding Our Communities (1945); Gyorgy Kepes’ Language of Vision (1944); Kazimir Malevich’s The Non-Objective World (1959); Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s Vision in Motion (1947); and five books by Ludwig Hilberseimer. The collection includes correspondence with authors, manuscripts, contracts, and Completes.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Walter Gropius (Architect)

Title

Paul Theobald and Company Record

Date

Made 1935–1988

Medium

Correspondence, printed papers, black and white photographic prints, a linocut and a bound book.

Dimensions

5 linear feet (10 boxes)

Credit Line

Gift of the State of Illinois and the Estate of Mrs. Lolita Theobald, 1992.

Reference Number

1992.3

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