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Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk)  Search this
Cowley, Malcolm  Search this
De Vries, Peter  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph  Search this
Boursa, Harry  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Trapp, Frank  Search this
Blume, Grace  Search this
Blankenhorn, Heber  Search this
Burke, Kenneth  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Eisenstaedt, Alfred  Search this
Miller, Arthur  Search this
Godsoe, Robert  Search this
Getlein, Frank  Search this
Kelly, Michael A.  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Boston College  Search this
Connecticut Council of the Arts  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Travel diaries
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
7.6 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-1992 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1992 (1.8 linear feet; Box 1-3) Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1929-1986 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3, 9) Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1930-1988 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3-4) Series 5: Personal Business and Financial Records, 1934-1983 (0.6 linear feet; Box 4, 9) Series 6: Printed Material, 1930-1990 (0.7 linear feet; Box 4-5, 9, OV 15-16) Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1934-1944 (3 folders; Box 5) Series 8: Photographs, 1917-circa 1980 (1.1 linear feet; Box 5-6, 9) Series 9: Artwork, 1932-1984 (2.0 linear feet; Box 6-9, OV 10-14) Series 10: Craton Family Papers, 1870-2001 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of New York and Connecticut painter Peter Blume date from 1870 to 2001 and measure 7.6 linear feet. Found are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, galleries and institutions, and writers; writings on art by Blume and others; subject files regarding organizations, works of art, exhibitions, and reference files; personal business records; printed material; two scrapbooks; photographs of Blume, family, friends, and works of art; extensive artwork; and material relating to Blume's wife's family, the Cratons.
Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection was digitized in 2014 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Peter Blume conducted on August 16th, 1983 to May 23rd, 1984 by Robert F. Brown.
Biography Note:
Russian-born painter and sculptor Peter Blume (1906-1992) was active in New York and Connecticut. His style combined American and European traditions with folk art and surrealism.
Language Note:
The collection is in English
The Peter Blume papers were donated by in 1993 by Grace Blume, Peter Blume's widow. Additional papers were donated by Catherine Weiss, Jamie Vance, and Leigh Butler in 2010.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Peter Blume in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 9,605 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art