Tin Ujevic was a friend of Modigliani
Dear Sir or Madame,
I am currently researching a project on Jeanne HĂ©buterne, the companion of the Italian artist Modigliani; I would like to approach the subject from a different angle to that which is usual in studies of the period, as I feel that although Jeanne has been extensively written about in biographies of Modigliani there is more to say about her as a person and as an artist, and that there is information still to be uncovered which will change the perspective of that already available. To this end, my intention is to try and locate archival information for, and/or contact the relatives of, as many as possible of the artistâ€™s community in Montparnasse from around 1913 up to circa 1930 in the hope that details, even word of mouth, might become available.
I have been informed that the writer Tin Ujevic was a friend of Modigliani and Jeanne; I would therefore be very grateful if you could please advise me how I might contact the person or institutions which hold his archive material. I am very interested in how Jeanne and Modigliani were perceived within the community and anecdotes involving them that were current both during their lifetime and after their deaths, and so I would also be very grateful for any advice you could give me regarding the possibility of locating relatives or close associates of Mr. Ujevic in the hope that they might have recollections of conversations with him about the subject of my research, and about his time in Paris. I would also very much appreciate any information you are able to give me regarding other Croatian writers, artists, musicians or composers who were resident in Paris during the relevant period (1910-1920)
Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to read this email, and I hope that you will be able to help me.