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Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Berninghaus, Oscar E. (Oscar Edmund)  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Ufer, Walter, Mrs  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Higgins, Victor  Search this
Phillips, Bert Geer  Search this
Jonson, Raymond  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear feet, (on 6 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.
Papers relating to work done for the Federal Art Project; business and personal letters; printed material; biographical data; correspondence; and photographs.<br /> REEL 79: Correspondence, memoranda, and other material relating to federal art programs in New Mexico and Arizona. Includes correspondence with Public Works of Art Project administrators about a mural in Taos County Court House done by Bisttram, Bert G. Phillips, and Victor Higgins; memoranda; press releases and reports; catalogs of Treasury Department art projects shown at the Corcoran Gallery; and Federal Art Project dismissals and a proposal for a Bureau of Fine Arts.<br /> REEL 581: Business and personal letters to and from Bisttram, including a letter from Lily and Eero Saarinen, and letters from Raymond Jonson; clippings; 91 catalogs; 22 reproductions of Bisttram's work; newspaper and magazine articles describing the artist colony at Taos and Santa Fe.<br /> REEL 2787: Baptismal and naturalization records; correspondence; a photograph of Bisttram; clippings and printed material.<br /> REELS 2892-2894: Biographical material; one or more letters from Ray Jonson, Stanton Macdonald-Wright; Oscar Berninghaus, Mrs. Walter Ufer, and other artists; correspondence with Olin Dows and others involved in the Treasury Relief Art Project, with galleries, museums, art organizations, and students; writings and notes; the draft for a book about Dynamic Symmetry; drafts for a book The Creative Process in the New Age; sketches and drawings; business, financial, and legal records; exhibition catalogs and announcements; certificates and awards; transcripts of interviews of Bisttram; and photographs of Bisttram and his paintings.
Emil J. Bisttram papers, 1902-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 79, 581, 2787, and 2892-2894 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
REEL 581 (selected papers): Originals returned to lender, Emil J. Bisttram, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter; Taos, N.M. Was an exponent of Dynamic Symmetry, a painting technique.
Language Note:
English .
Papers microfilmed on reel 581were lent for microfilming 1973, and some was subsequently donated with a gift in 1983 (and refilmed on reels 2892-2894).
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Federal aid to the arts -- Arizona  Search this
Art and state -- Arizona  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art