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Max Beckmann papers, 1904-1974

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Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950
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Physical Description:
Gift: 1.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Loan: 3 microfilm reels.
Diaries, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and printed material.
REELS 1213-1214: Ten personal diaries of Max Beckmann, 1942-1950.
REEL 1237: Three notebooks containing lists of works, sketches, and some daily entries of activities and observations.
REELS 1340-1341: Business letters from art schools, universities, museums and galleries regarding teaching positions, lectures, exhibitions and sales; numerous letters from his wife, Mathilde; catalogs and a letter from Irmgard Buchard; 38 personal photographs and 10 photographs of his works; catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
Max Beckmann papers, 1904-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 1213-1214, 1237, & 1340-1341 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
REELS 1213-14; 1237: Originals returned to lender after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter and educator; New York, N.Y. Born and educated in Germany.
Language Note:
REEL 1237, three notebooks, and REEL 1340-1341, letters from Mathilde: are in German.
Donated and lent 1977-1983 by Mathilde Q. Beckmann, widow of Beckmann.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Exhibition catalogs
Painting, Modern
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Art Movements and Schools
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
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Archives of American Art
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