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Fritz Bultman papers, 1928-2016, bulk 1940s-1990s

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Creator:
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans
Ponsold, Renate
Boghosian, Varujan
Manso, Leo
Simon, Sidney
Motherwell, Robert Burns
Ossorio, Alfonso A.
Speyer, Nora
Sills, Thomas Albert
Kees, Weldon
Smith, Tony
Hopkins, Budd
Windham, Donald
Rothschild, Judith
Reynal, Jeanne
Drexler, Sherman
Cicero, Carmen
Bultman, Jeanne
Vevers, Tony
Hofmann, Maria
Cornell, Joseph
Newman, Barnett
Tworkov, Jack
Krasner, Lee
Newman, Annette
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)
Fromboluti, Sideo
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
10.5 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of New York School painter and sculptor Fritz Bultlman, 1928-2008, bulk 1940s-1990s, measure 9.2 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.
Citation:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sculptors
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Painters
Paintings
New York school of art
Abstract expressionism
Photographs
Sketches
Painting, Modern
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6839
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208966
AAA_collcode_bultfrit
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208966
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  • [Bultman, Fritz, Hofmann, Hans, Ponsold, Renate, Boghosian, Varujan, Manso, Leo, Simon, Sidney, Motherwell, Robert Burns, Ossorio, Alfonso A., Speyer, Nora, Sills, Thomas Albert, Kees, Weldon, Smith, Tony, Hopkins, Budd, Windham, Donald, Rothschild, Judith, Reynal, Jeanne, Drexler, Sherman, Cicero, Carmen, Bultman, Jeanne, Vevers, Tony, Hofmann, Maria, Cornell, Joseph, Newman, Barnett, Tworkov, Jack, Krasner, Lee, Newman, Annette, Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky), Fromboluti, Sideo]
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  • [Bultman, Fritz, Hofmann, Hans, Ponsold, Renate, Boghosian, Varujan, Manso, Leo, Simon, Sidney, Motherwell, Robert Burns, Ossorio, Alfonso A., Speyer, Nora, Sills, Thomas Albert, Kees, Weldon, Smith, Tony, Hopkins, Budd, Windham, Donald, Rothschild, Judith, Reynal, Jeanne, Drexler, Sherman, Cicero, Carmen, Bultman, Jeanne, Vevers, Tony, Hofmann, Maria, Cornell, Joseph, Newman, Barnett, Tworkov, Jack, Krasner, Lee, Newman, Annette, Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky), Fromboluti, Sideo]
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