XXe siècle – Vingtième Siècle 1ere Année No. 1. Mars 1938



4to, 32 x 25 cm. Covers a little rubbed and frayed at spine. Small label on upper cover.Texts by Kandinsky, de Chirico, Le Corbusier, Jean Arp, Raymond Cogniat on the Internation Surrealist exhibition of 1938, plates of works by Pascin and Dali etc. From the collection of Monroe Wheeler. Monroe Wheeler (1899-1988) was born in Evanston, Illinois. In the 1920s, before his long and active career at the Museum, Wheeler worked and lived in France, co-founding the publishing firm Harrison of Paris. Wheeler credits this period of his life as his introduction to the artist communities he would continue to associate with for the remainder of his career. This period also strengthened his skills and knowledge of producing and printing high-quality publications, which were distributed internationally, and in the process won acclaim for the high quality of visual art books with regard to scholarship, layout, design, and color reproductions. Wheeler authored many of the works published by the Museum, including monographs about Soutine and Rouault, which complimented museum exhibitions on the artists.As a staff member of the Museum and as a trusted source of knowledge about art, Wheeler maintained a very visible profile within the greater national and international museum and art community. During World War II, he served as Chairman of the Committee on Publications for the Office of Inter-American Affairs under Nelson A. Rockefeller. In 1969, he accompanied NAR on an official U.S. appointed tour of Latin America as a Cultural Advisor. As a part of the International Program and under the auspices of the International Council, in 1965 Wheeler directed Cézanne to Miró [ICE-F-111].Wheeler was appointed an Honorary Trustee of the Museum in 1965 and a Counsellor to the Trustees upon his retirement from the Museum in 1967. He continued to maintain ties to the Museum by working with the International Council and participating in a number of committees, including Prints and Illustrated Books, Photography, Drawings and Exhibitions. Affiliations outside of the Museum include serving as a Trustee and First Vice President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, a Trustee of the Katherine Anne Porter Foundation, a Trustee of the Ben Shahn Foundation, a member of the Council of the Grolier Club, and President of the International Graphic Arts Society. He played an active role in the American Institute of Graphic Arts as well. Monroe Wheeler died in 1988 in New York City.

XXe siècle

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Publisher: San Lazzaro.
Format: Paperback
Date: 1938
Place: Paris
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 021226

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