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Author: Carl Van Vechten
ISBN: 0672524279
Publisher Bobbs-Merrill; 1st edition (1978)
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Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and artistic photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein

Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and artistic photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. He gained fame as a writer, and notoriety as well, for his 1926 novel Nigger Heaven. In his later years, he took up photography and took many portraits of notable people. Although he was married to women for most of his adult life, Van Vechten engaged in numerous homosexual affairs over his lifetime.

Carl Van Vechten (Author). A compilation of photographs of famous actors, artists, dancers, musicians and writers taken by Van Vechten from the 1930s to the early 1960s. Includes portraits of Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Billie Holliday, Laurence Olivier, Marlon Brando, Georgia O'Keefe, Henri Matisse and more. 172 pages (unpaginated); 164 full page b&w photographic plates; 9 x 12 inches.

Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten.

Keith Davis discusses Van Vechten's evocative work in crisp, distinctive prose that is the perfect complement to the artist's dynamic black-and-white images. Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten.

Postcards from Manhattan: The Portrait Photography of Carl Van Vechten at Marquette University reproduces hundreds of portrait postcards sent by Van Vechten to Wisconsin artist Karl Priebe from 1946–1956. Carl Van Vechten papers, 1833–1965. Manuscripts and Archives, New York Public Library. Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1911–1964. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library. Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925–1964 interview with Emily Bernard on Booknotes.

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The Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection at the Library of Congress consists of 1,395 photographs taken by. .

The Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection at the Library of Congress consists of 1,395 photographs taken by American photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) between 1932 and 1964. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the Harlem Renaissance. A much smaller portion of the collection is an assortment of American landscapes.

The Splendid Drunken Twenties: Selections from the Daybooks, 1922-1930. Extravagant Crowd: Carl Van Vechten's Portraits of Women. Nancy Kuhl, Bruce Kellner, Carl Van Vechten. Caruso's Mustache Off: and Other Writings about Music and Musicians. Music After the Great War and Other Studies. Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten. Carl Van Vechten, Langston Hughes. The Tiger in the House: A Cultural History of the Cat. Carl Van Vechten.

Van Vechten initially met Gertrude Stein in Paris in 1913 . They continued corresponding for the remainder of Stein's life, and at her death she appointed Van Vechten her literary executor; he helped to bring into print her unpublished writings. Several books of Van Vechten's essays on various subjects such as music and literature were published between 1915 and 1920. Postcards from Manhattan: The Portrait Photography of Carl Van Vechten at Marquette University reproduces hundreds of portrait postcards sent by Van Vechten to Wisconsin artist Karl Priebe from 1946–1956. Guide to the Carl Van Vechten papers, 1833–1965.

Carl Van Vechten’s Portraits. Over 9,000 portraits of the most famous and influential figures of his day. View all images. Carl Van Vechten donated a significant portion of his literary archive, many books from his personal library, a complete set of his photographic negatives and many thousands of prints, paintings and works of art, and other documents and objects from his personal collections to the Yale Collection of American Literature over several decades; he is the founder of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial. Collection of African American Arts and Letters. Learn more about Carl Van Vechten on the Beinecke’s African American Studies Blog.

A compilation of photographs of famous actors, artists, dancers, musicians and writers taken by Van Vechten from the 1930s to the early 1960s. Includes portraits of Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Billie Holliday, Laurence Olivier, Marlon Brando, Georgia O'Keefe, Henri Matisse and more. 172 pages (unpaginated); 164 full page b&w photographic plates; 9 x 12 inches.