Tchelitchew, Pavel

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Allen C. Tanner Photos - Flickr Collection
1924-1934

These images are from the collection of Illinois-born pianist Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) who lived in France from 1924 to 1934. This collection reflects Tanner’s interactions with members of his family, as well as with musicians, artists, and...

Location: MC 2013.3

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1920-1939

OC 2013.3, Folder 16
1890-1986

Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) was an Illinois-born pianist. At fifteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music in Chicago. There he met Margaret Anderson, editor of the Little Review. Tanner then moved to New York City where he...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon Allen Tanner collection inventory

Grand Ballet program
March 18 [c.1920]

This program is for the Grand Ballet on March 18th. The year is unknown, but approximated. Pavel Tchelitchew is listed as the decor and costume designer.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F60

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

St. Francis ballet program
circa 1939

This program is for the St. Francis ballet. Pavel Tchelitchew is listed as the set and costume designer.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F62

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
circa 1957

In this letter Allen Tanner writes to Kirk Askew, owner of Durlacher Bros. art gallery, after Tchelitchew's death. Tanner recalls Tchelitchew's life and work, and expresses sadness over his passing.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F7

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Allen Tanner to Morris Fish
September 29, 1957

Allen Tanner writes to Morris Fish regarding obtaining his Pavel Tchelitchew paintings from Europe.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F30

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Notes on Friendship with Gertrude Stein by Allen Tanner
Undated

Allen Tanner reminisces about his friendships with Gertude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Pavel Tchelitchew. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F37

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Morris Fish
April 22, 1960

Allen Tanner writes to Morris Fish asking for his advice regarding obtaining his artwork by Pavel Tchelitchew from Europe.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F30

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

"The Early Tchelitchew" by Allen Tanner
1963

In this draft for an exhibit brochure, Allen Tanner describes Pavel Tchelitchew's early career in painting and theatrical design, in the 1920s and 1930s, from his time in Berlin to his departure for the United States.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F42

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
1964

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler, promising to provide him with information and photos of Pavel Tchelitchew and their friends for Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Consignment between Allen Tanner and Brentano’s of New York City
March 10, 1964

Allen Tanner records the Pavel Tchelitchew artwork he is consigning to Bretano's of New York City for exhibition and sale. Each entry includes an item description and price.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F77

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Miscellaneous

Time Period: 1960-1979

Supplementary Consignment between Allen Tanner and Brentano’s of New York City
April 3, 1964

Allen Tanner records the additional Pavel Tchelitchew artwork he is consigning to Brentano's of New York City for sale. Each entry includes an item description and price.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F77

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Miscellaneous

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
July 30, 1980

In this letter to author Victoria Glendinning, Allen Tanner writes about his and Pavel Tchelitchew's friendship with English poet Edith Sitwell, as well as the end of their friendship with Gertrude Stein.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F44

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

"Edith Sitwell," by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about Edith Sitwell's autobiography.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F36

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

"Les Ballet Russes-'Ode'" by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this brief essay draft, Allen Tanner describes the ballet "Ode," which Pavel Tchelitchew designed the sets for. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F44

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

"Some Reflections upon my Early Life" by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay draft, Allen Tanner writes about growing up in a musical family in rural Illinois, and his disappointment regarding Edith Sitwell's depiction of Pavel Tchelitchew in her autobiography. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F40

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

"The Social Whirl" by Mrs. Henry Field clipping from unknown newspaper
Undated

This social column by Mrs. Henry Field describes Allen Tanner's return to the United States from Europe with Pavel Tchelitchew. Field also hints at the end of Tanner's friendship with Gertrude Stein.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F28

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period:

"Women in Tschelitcheff’s Life: Reverences, Infatuations, Admirations," by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about the women with whom Pavel Tchelitchew associated, including Hadley Hemingway, Russian ballerina Catherine Devilliers, and artist Stella Bowen....

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F43

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Leaving Europe for the United States by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay, pianist Allen Tanner recalls the end of his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner writes: "The parting--at the station--was dreafully tragic--for his face bore the quiet, withdrawn...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F47

Subject: LGBT History, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
Undated

In this letter to R. Kirk Askew, owner of the Durlacher Bros. art gallery, Allen Tanner discusses the sale of several Pavel Tchelitchew paintings in Askew's gallery. He also mentions his health and the death of one of Tchelitchew's sisters....

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
Undated

In this letter to R. Kirk Askew, owner of the Durlacher Bros. art gallery, Allen Tanner tells Askew that he wants Askew's wife Constance to have one of Pavel Tchelitchew's drawings--the "Ode" sketch. The last page appears to be part of a...

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler to assist Tyler in writing his book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner discusses...

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Life with Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft, Allen Tanner describes in great detail his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner also discusses Tchelitchew's relationship with English poet Edith Sitwell. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F48

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Notes on Parker Tyler’s The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In these notes, Allen Tanner writes about his feelings regarding  the way Pavel Tchelitchew and Edith Sitwell are remembered in Parker Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period:

Tchelitchew and Neo-Romantics by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft essay, Allen Tanner describes Pavel Tchelitchew's artistic style, comparing his style with neo-romanticism and surrealism. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F44

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

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