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Otto Botto papers

Creator:
Botto, Otto, 1903-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel: reel 136))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1968
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, personal snapshots, photographs of his works, exhibition catalogues, clippings, and miscellaneous items.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Dorothy Paris as representative for the Otto Botto estate.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bottotto
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bottotto

John Sennhauser papers

Creator:
Sennhauser, John, 1907-1978  Search this
Names:
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Botto, Otto, 1903-1967  Search this
Extent:
335 Items (Reel N70-33)
1.5 Linear feet (Unmicrofilmed)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1931-1990
Scope and Contents:
REEL N70-33: Correspondence with the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, the Guggenheim Foundation (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation), letters, among them 2 concerning the death of Otto Botto; catalogs, photographs; and a scrapbook.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material; letters from galleries, museums, and others; sketchbooks and sketches; financial records; photographs of Sennhauser and photos, negatives and slides of works of art; an inventory of art works (3 x 5 card file); financial records; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements and other printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and designer; New York, N.Y. Born 1907 in Rorschah, Switzerland. Died 1978. Sennhauser was an abstract artist who began to explore non-objectivity as a mode of expression in the late 1930s. He joined the American Abstract Artists in 1945 and pursued that direction in his work until the late 1950s when he returned to representation. Trained at the Royal Academy in Venice, he immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1928 at age twenty-one. In New York he took up romantic urban street subjects, but while a student at the Cooper Union Art School his interests shifted to geometric forms. In 1943 he joined the staff of the Museum of Non-objective Painting as lecturer and preparator and his own inclinations towards abstraction were thereby reinforced.
Provenance:
Material on reel N70-33 was lent for microfilming 1970 by John Sennhauser. In 2002 an additonal 1.2 feet was donated by the John Sennhauser Trust.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.sennjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sennjohn

Otto Botto papers, 1930-1968

Creator:
Botto, Otto, 1903-1967  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6775
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208901
AAA_collcode_bottotto
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208901

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