Selected Writings

During Arnold Rönnebeck’s years studying art in Paris between 1908 and 1913, he kept journals.   (The originals are held at the Beinecke.)  Handwritten in French, German and a little bit of English, they primarily focus on the development of his art and lessons learned from his teachers, Emile-Antoine Bourdelle and Aristide Maillol.  There are a few passages discussing the happenings in Paris.

In July 1925, The Arts magazine published his recollections of his time studying with Maillol, entitled The Teachings of Maillol (From a Paris Diary).  In October 1925, The Arts magazine published his recollections of his studies with Bourdelle, entitled Bourdelle Speaks to his Pupils (From a Paris Diary).  In their Winter 1945 issue, Books Abroad published his essay, Gertrude was Always Giggling (Memories of Gertrude Stein, Picasso and Others), of their time together between 1912-1914.  All of these essays can be read in the entirety below.