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Kitty C. L. Fischer papers relating to Frans Wildenhain, 1940-1981

Creator:
Fischer, Kitty C. L.  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Frans  Search this
Fischer, Hermann G.L.  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Citation:
Kitty C. L. Fischer papers relating to Frans Wildenhain, 1940-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8175
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210346
AAA_collcode_fisckitt
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210346

Kitty C. L. Fischer papers relating to Frans Wildenhain

Creator:
Fischer, Kitty C. L.  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus -- Students  Search this
Fischer, Hermann G.L.  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1981
Scope and Contents:
Letters, 1940-1981, are primarily from ceramist Frans Wildenhain to Kitty and Hermann Fischer. Thirteen of the letters are illustrated. Also included are a watercolor sketch, undated; 3 clippings and an announcement for Wildenhain's pottery in Putten, Holland; and photographs, 1944-1975, of Wildenhain with his third wife Lili and Fischer's friend Helen Weynerowsky, and of 3 pots by Wildenhain.
Biographical / Historical:
Kitty, a weaver, and Hermann Fischer, an architect, both of Holland, became acquainted with ceramist Frans Wildenhain as fellow students at the Bauhaus. They maintained their friendship throughout World War II via correspondence. Wildenhain established pottery workshops in Putten and Amsterdam, Holland before immigrating to the United States in 1947. After spending three years with the Pond Farm Workshops in Guerneville, California, he became an instructor at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y. After his divorce from Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain in 1955, he was married to Marjorie McIlroy until her death in 1967. His third wife was Elisabeth (Lili) Wildenhain.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Kitty C. L. Fischer.
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:
Weavers -- Netherlands  Search this
Architects -- Netherlands  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fisckitt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f4af6a02-876c-47e3-a87a-631d8d074f1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fisckitt

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