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Ernst Scheyer papers, 1924-1972

Creator:
Scheyer, Ernst, 1900-1985
Subject:
Churchill, Alfred Vance
Churchill, Maria
Einstein, Elsa
Feininger, Julia
Feininger, Lyonel
Feininger, T. Lux
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
Mann, Erika
Mann, Thomas
Richardson, Edgar Preston
Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie)
Werner, Fred
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
244 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
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; lecture notes; photographs; clippings; and biographical material.
REEL 496: Correspondence, mostly 1949-1962, including letters from Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Mann, Erika Mann, Zoltan Sepeshy, Julia Feininger, T. Lux Feininger, E.P. Richardson, Mrs. Albert Einstein, Fred Werner, major German museums, and others; lecture notes from Scheyer's art history classes; poetry translated from Dutch to English; photographs; clippings; and biographical material.
REEL 3471: Letters from family and friends of Lyonel Feininger for a biography of him by Scheyer. Correspondents include Julia Feininger, T. Lux Feininger, H. Francis Kortheuer, Maria and Alfred Churchill, Dayrell Kortheuer, and others. Also included is a letter from Scheyer to the Smithsonian Institution discussing his collection of works by the "Blue Four," and asking to exhibit and lecture on the group at the Smithsonian.
Citation:
Ernst Scheyer papers, 1924-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 496 and 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 496: Originals returned to lender, Ernst Scheyer, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Art historian; Detroit, Mich. Wrote extensively on his friend and artist, Lyonel Feininger. Was a proponent of the art of the German Expressionist and abstract art group, the Blue Four (Blaue Vier), whose members were Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, and Alexei Jawlensky. Married to Galka Scheyer.
Provenance:
Material on reel 496 lent for microfilming 1973 by Ernst Scheyer. Material on reel 3471 except letter to the Smithsonian, donated by Scheyer, 1965. Letter to Smithsonian on reel 3471 transferred to AAA from NMAA, 1981.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art historians
Blaue Vier (Group of artists)
Expressionism (Art)
Painters
Painting, German
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9100
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211294
AAA_collcode_scheerns
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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