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Anne Eisner papers, 1936-1968

Creator:
Putnam, Anne Eisner, 1911-1967
Subject:
Putnam, Patrick Tracy Lowell
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence, clippings, photographs and sketchbooks primarily relating to her life in the Belgian Congo among Pygmies with her husband, anthropologist Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam.
Photographs depict Eisners' paintings and her and her husband at their home "Camp Putnam" in the Ituri Forest in the Belgian Congo. Printed material includes clippings (1936-1965) about exhibitions of her artwork in New York, her experiences in Africa, press releases, and her obituary.
Citation:
Anne Eisner papers, 1936-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel N70-10 (frames 175-578) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Sketchbooks, some letters and printed material: Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Abstract painter, landscape painter, watercolorist, printer, writer and collector of African art. From 1945-1953 she lived in a Pygmy village in the Belgian Congo, where she devoted her painting and writing talents to portraying the life of Pygmies and African flora and fauna. Her collection of African art was exhibited 1967 at the Museum of Natural History, New York. Born 1911. Died 1967.
Provenance:
Donated and lent 1970 by William J. Eisner, the father of Anne Eisner.
Theme:
Women
WAAND
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and anthropology
Landscape painting, American
Photographs
Women painters
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8859
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211044
AAA_collcode_putnanne
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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