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Bettina Steinke papers, 1936-1998, bulk 1936-1976

Creator:
Steinke, Bettina, 1913-1999
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 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:
Photographs, printed material, and artifacts documenting Bettina Steinke's career as a portrait painter.
The bulk of the collection contains photographs of portraits by Steinke, including members of the Circus Saints and Sinners Club of America, 1936-1944, and military figures in the United States during World War II. Also included are photographs of Steinke in her studio, at work, and with others. Printed material includes newspaper clippings and magazine articles, many with printed reproductions of Steinke's portraits. Also included are two buttons, depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower (the images presumably reproduced from Steinke's portraits).
Citation:
Bettina Steinke papers, 1936-1998, bulk 1936-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Bettina Steinke (1913-1999) was a portrait painter in New York, N.Y. During World War II she painted portraits for the United States War Department.
Provenance:
Donated 2001 by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution via curator Wendy Reaves who received the papers from Susan Conway, a friend of Steinke's.
Theme:
Women
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Photographs
Portrait painters
World War, 1939-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15961
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)302601
AAA_collcode_steibett
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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