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Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1987

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Creator:
Dehn, Adolf Arthur, 1895-1968
Dehn, Virginia Engleman, 1922-2005
Subject:
Lake, Eileen Hall
Eastman, Max
Goetsch, Gustav F. (Gustav Frederick),
Thayer, Scofield
Spruance, Benton
Marsh, Reginald
Rattner, Abraham
Zigrosser, Carl
Bohrod, Aaron
Castellón, Federico
Olds, Elizabeth
Smith, William Arthur
Mitchell, Olivia Dehn
Grosz, George
Robinson, Boardman
Gág, Wanda
Shane, Fred
Kuh, Frederick
Kertesz, Andre
Freeman, Joseph
Dehn, Mura
Hayter, Stanley William
Christ-Janer, Albert
Weyhe Gallery
Atelier Desjobert
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.6 linear feet
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 printmaker and painter Adolf Dehn measure 6.6 linear feet and date from 1912-1987. The collection contains extensive correspondence, as well as writings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, clippings, invoices, receipts, legal documents, scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs. There is also scattered correspondence of Virginia Dehn, mostly concerning her husband Adolf Dehn.
Citation:
Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
Printed materials, including exhibition announcements, catalogs, magazines, and newspaper and magazine clippings, were filmed on reel 287 and transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in 1972. Additionally, Olivia Dehn Mitchell, Dehn's sister, loaned the Archives of American Art approximately 750 letters from Adolf Dehn to various family members, for microfilming. The original letters were returned; they may be viewed on reels 2938-2939, but have not been described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Biography Note:
Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) was a painter and printmaker, in New York, N.Y. Married Russian dancer Mura, in 1929, and Virginia, an artist, in 1947.
Provenance:
The Adolf Dehn papers were donated in several installments from 1966 to 1985 by Adolf Dehn and his wife Virginia. Dehn's sisters, Viola Dehn Tiala and Olivia Dehn Mitchell, separately donated additional materials in 1971 and 1972 respectively. Finally in 1989, Lillian Morrison, a friend and editor, donated a published book of Mura Dehn's poetry and a four page draft of a letter signed by Adolf Dehn.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Graphic arts
Poems
Manuscripts
Etchings
Printmakers
Painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209604
AAA_collcode_dehnadop
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209604
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