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Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, [circa 1910]-2003, bulk 1958-2000

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Creator:
Kiesler, Lillian Olinsey, 1911-2001
Kiesler, Frederick, 1890-1965
Subject:
Hawkins, Erick
Copley, Alfred L. (Alfred Lewin)
Kamler, Richard
Holtzman, Harry
Andres, Jo
MacIver, Loren
Meredith, Burgess
Takaezu, Toshiko
Zogbaum, Wilfrid
Buscemi, Steve
Dubuffet, Jean
Dreier, Katherine Sophie
Hodges, Alice
Owen, Jane Blaffer
Tawney, Lenore
Montgomery, Chandler
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch
Dlugoszewski, Lucia
Bartos, Armand P.
Milius, Tom
Hofmann, Hans
Dorazio, Piero
Howe, George
Castelli, Leo
Adnan, Etel
Arnaud, Leopold
Mondrian, Piet
Purdy, James
Bultman, Fritz
Kiesler, Lillian Olinsey
Duchamp, Marcel
Miller, Henry
Diller, Burgoyne
Whitney Museum of American Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.)
University of Iowa. Museum of Art
Anthology Film Archives
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
48.2 linear ft.
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 artist, performer, and arts educator Lillian Kiesler and sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer Frederick Kiesler measure 48.2 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound recordings and motion picture film. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.
Citation:
Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, [circa 1910]-2003, bulk 1958-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Loaned material is available on reels 58 and 127-128 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives is material that Lillian Kiesler lent for microfilming in 1971 (reels 58, 127-128, and 2399) relating to Frederick Kiesler. After microfilming, the originals were returned to her. Much of this material was included in later gifts from Kiesler. The loaned material dates from 1923-1993 and includes articles written by and about Frederick Kiesler, biographical material, exhibition catalogs and other related printed materials, clippings, and the "Bibliography of Writings By or About Frederick Kiesler" compiled by Lillian Kiesler.
Also in the Archives are the Hans Hofmann Papers, 1904-1978 and the Maryette Charlton Papers, 1929-1998.
Additional Frederick Kiesler papers are available at the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Theater Collection, and the Yale School of Art and Architecture.
Additional Hofmann School of Fine Arts records are in the Hans Hofmann papers.
Biography Note:
Lillian Kiesler (1910?-2001) was a painter from New York, N.Y. Married to Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965), who was an architect, sculptor, scenic & exhibition designer, educator. Lillian Kiesler was also a close friend and former student of Hans Hofmann, often called the "Dean of Abstract Expressionism" and monitor of his classes at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts.
Language Note:
Some records are in German.
Provenance:
Lillian Kiesler donated her papers and papers related to Frederick Kiesler in several increments between 1980-2000. Earlier she had loaned materials for microfilming, most of which was included in later donations. She also donated papers related to Hans Hofmann in 1981. In 2002, circa 42 linear feet of material was donated from Lillian Kiesler's estate via Maryette Charlton executrix. Lillian Kiesler also lent material related to Frederick Kiesler for microfilming in 1971, which was included in later donations.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art patrons
Diaries
Educators
Scripts (documents)
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Exhibitions
Set designers
Art schools
Authors
Women artists
Painters
Architects
Interviews
Photographs
Sculptors
Designers
Actors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6310
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223516
AAA_collcode_kieslill
Theme:
Women
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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