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Creator:
Kiesler, Lillian Olinsey, 1911-2001  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick, 1890-1965  Search this
Subject:
Hawkins, Erick  Search this
Copley, Alfred L. (Alfred Lewin)  Search this
Andres, Jo  Search this
Kamler, Richard  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
MacIver, Loren  Search this
Meredith, Burgess  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid  Search this
Buscemi, Steve  Search this
Owen, Jane Blaffer  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie  Search this
Hodges, Alice  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia  Search this
Montgomery, Chandler  Search this
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch  Search this
Bartos, Armand P.  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Dorazio, Piero  Search this
Milius, Tom  Search this
Howe, George  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Purdy, James  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Adnan, Etel  Search this
Arnaud, Leopold  Search this
Kiesler, Lillian Olinsey  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
University of Iowa. Museum of Art  Search this
Anthology Film Archives  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
49.1 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of artist, performer, and arts educator Lillian Kiesler and sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound recordings and motion picture film. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.
Citation:
Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, [circa 1910]-2003, bulk 1958-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Loaned material is available on reels 58 and 127-128 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives is material that Lillian Kiesler lent for microfilming in 1971 (reels 58, 127-128, and 2399) relating to Frederick Kiesler. After microfilming, the originals were returned to her. Much of this material was included in later gifts from Kiesler. The loaned material dates from 1923-1993 and includes articles written by and about Frederick Kiesler, biographical material, exhibition catalogs and other related printed materials, clippings, and the "Bibliography of Writings By or About Frederick Kiesler" compiled by Lillian Kiesler.
Also in the Archives are the Hans Hofmann Papers, 1904-1978 and the Maryette Charlton Papers, 1929-1998.
Additional Frederick Kiesler papers are available at the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Theater Collection, and the Yale School of Art and Architecture.
Additional Hofmann School of Fine Arts records are in the Hans Hofmann papers.
Biography Note:
Lillian Kiesler (1910?-2001) was a painter from New York, N.Y. Married to Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965), who was an architect, sculptor, scenic & exhibition designer, educator. Lillian Kiesler was also a close friend and former student of Hans Hofmann, often called the "Dean of Abstract Expressionism" and monitor of his classes at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts.
Language Note:
Some records are in German.
Provenance:
Lillian Kiesler donated her papers and papers related to Frederick Kiesler in several increments between 1980-2000. Earlier she had loaned materials for microfilming, most of which was included in later donations. She also donated papers related to Hans Hofmann in 1981. In 2002, circa 42 linear feet of material was donated from Lillian Kiesler's estate via Maryette Charlton executrix. Lillian Kiesler also lent material related to Frederick Kiesler for microfilming in 1971, which was included in later donations.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art patrons  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Educators  Search this
Scripts (documents)  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Designers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Authors  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Actors  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Set designers  Search this
Art schools  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Architects  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6310
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223516
AAA_collcode_kieslill
Theme:
Women
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_223516