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Sam and Ayala Zacks fonds
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Sam and Ayala Zacks fonds

  • LA.SC042
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1993, predominant 1947-1993

The fonds consists of correspondence with art dealers, artists and public art institutions, invoices, shipping and customs forms and other documents relating to their involvement in the international art market in the mid-20th century. Carbon copies of letters written by the Zacks and letters written to them are included. The fonds also contains the administrative files kept by the Zacks: insurance lists, index cards for art and books, photographs and catalogues. The fonds includes the records of the Zacks’ involvement as board members in a variety of organizations relating to the arts, including agendas, memos, minutes of meetings, and travel arrangements. Correspondence files document the Zacks’ involvement in the State of Israel, through its cultural institutions, and communication with prominent citizens. Mrs. Zacks’ papers created after her husband’s death relate to her honourary degree, the Order of Canada, board activities and social involvement. Fonds is comprised of the following series: General correspondence Artist files Dealer files Public institution files Exhibition catalogues Photographs Administrative files Exhibitions of the collection Boards and committees Israel Personal

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Correspondence

Letters to and from John Rewald, regarding the Fauves; correspondence relating to a Gauguin purchase; other correspondence with dealers and shippers

Art - 1951-1952

Letters from European and American dealers and booksellers documenting among many others, the purchase of the Bonnard "Paysage du midi"; tax and customs correspondence; invoices and letters accompanying payments; documents relating to shipping and insurance; correspondence with the Art Gallery of Toronto, John Rewald, Raoul Dufy

"S" - 1970 - Art

Correspondence with Seattle Art Museum, William Sandberg, Jonas Salk, Henry Seldis (LA County Museum of Art), Moshe Safdie, Lord Sam Segal, Charlotte Cramer Sachs, Peter Swann, James Sweeney, and others

1952

Correspondence with Hadassah executive (resigning from the Board), the Salmagundi Club, the Spivak Quartet Association, and the Women's Musical Club of Toronto.

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