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Creator:
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Subject:
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
Type:
Travel diaries
Sound recordings
Interviews
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Transcriptions
Lectures
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
7.6 Linear feet
Arrangement:
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.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
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:
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Peter Blume papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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
Provenance:
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
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6407
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215379
AAA_collcode_blumpete
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215379