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Getz, Ilse, 1917-1992  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.4 Linear feet
This collection is organized into 6 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1934-1996 (Box 1, OV 5; 0.2 linear feet) Series 2: Letters, circa 1950-1999 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet) Series 3: Exhibition Files, circa 1944-1990 (Box 1, 2, 4; 1.0 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, circa 1928-1987 (Box 2, 4; 0.2 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1956-1990 (Box 2, 3, 4, OV 5; 1.0 linear feet) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1940-1985 (Box 3; 0.5 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of collage artist Ilse Getz measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1928 through 1999, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1947-circa 1990. Her personal life is reflected through biographical material including a genealogy of the Bechhold family; marriage and death certificates; and writings that include journals, artist statement, poems and notes. The collection contains letters from friends, artists, collectors, and museum and art gallery representatives; exhibition files; and printed material relating to Getz's exhibitions. Also found are photographs, slides and transparencies of artwork.
Ilse Getz papers, 1928-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Ilse Getz (1917-1992) was born in Nuremberg, Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1933. She studied at the Art Students League with George Grosz and Morris Kantor and at the Ozenfant School. Getz was a collage and construction artist active from the 1950s through the 1980. She exhibited at several galleries in New York City including the Bertha Schaefer Gallery and Rosenberg Gallery.
Language Note:
This collection is in English, French, German, and Italian.
The papers were donated in 2001 by Patricia Getz-Gentle, the daughter of Ilse Getz.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art