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Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Ponsold, Renate  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Boghosian, Varujan  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Sills, Thomas Albert  Search this
Simon, Sidney  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Speyer, Nora  Search this
Kees, Weldon  Search this
Hopkins, Budd  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Windham, Donald  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Drexler, Sherman  Search this
Cicero, Carmen  Search this
Bultman, Jeanne  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vevers, Tony  Search this
Hofmann, Maria  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Newman, Annette  Search this
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)  Search this
Fromboluti, Sideo  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
11.9 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of New York School painter and sculptor Fritz Bultlman, 1928-2008, bulk 1940s-1990s, measure 11.9 linear feet. They document Bultman's professional activities, ties to the Abstract Expressionist movement, and his personal life. Letters from friends and family include many from Hans and Maria Hofmann. Letters by Bultman are mostly to family; also found are a few drafts and copies of business and personal letters. Writings and notes are by and about Bultman. Notebooks/sketchbooks (39 volumes) include autobiographical writings, notes on dreams and thoughts while in psychoanalysis, many sketches and some completed drawings. Subject files reflect Bultman's professional activities, interests, and relationships. Extensive printed material concerns Bultman's activities and exhibitions; also included are his published writings. Most photographs are of artwork, Bultman, his family and friends. Also found are biographical materials, 4 diaries, 6 interviews with Fritz Bultman and Jeanne Bultman, and a small amount of artwork.
Fritz Bultman papers, 1928-2016, bulk 1940s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels N70-40 and 60-61 and for interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid may not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing. In addition, a selection of letters and photographs of Fritz and Jeanne Bultman were digitized by the Provincetown History Preservation Project and appear on the organization's website.
Related Materials:
An oral history interview with Fritz Bultman, 1986 January 6, was conducted by Irving Sandler for the Archives of American Art (available on microfilm reel 3196).
Biography Note:
Fritz Bultman (1919-1985), a New York School painter and sculptor who lived and worked in Provincetown, Massachusetts and New York City, was also a collagist, stained glass artist, and educator.
Language Note:
Thirty-five letters are in German.
Gift of Fritz Bultman in 1984, with additions donated by Jeanne Bultman, his widow, in 1988 and 2000, and by his sons, Anthony F. Bultman, IV and Ellis Johann Bultman, in 2013 and 2017.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sculptors  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art