Hans Calmann and the American Market for Old Master Drawings, 1937–1973

Jennifer Tonkovich

Between the Second World War and the 1970s, the international market for old master drawings grew exponentially. At the forefront of this craze was the German-born and London-based art dealer Hans Calmann (1899–1982). Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator of Drawings and Prints, explores Calmann’s role during the vital decades of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s as American museums embraced the collecting and display of works on paper. Organized by the Drawing Institute in conjunction with Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection. 

The exhibition Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection will be open for program attendees.

Wednesday, December 6, 12 pm
$15; free for members and students with a valid ID.

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