Josef Albers letters to J. B. Neumann

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.albejose2
Creators:
Albers, Josef
Dates:
1934-1947
Languages:
Many of the letters are in German.
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
41 items on partial microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilm collection of the Josef Albers letters to J. B. Neumann contains 40 letters, primarily in German, written to J. B. Neumann by Josef Albers. Also included is an article on Albers written by Alexander Dorner.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a German-born painter, printmaker, and educator who advocated a disciplined approach to composition, form, and color. He immigrated to the United States in 1933 and taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In 1949 he moved to New Haven, Connecticut to teach at Yale University and serve as Chairman of the art department.
J. B. (Jsrael Ber) Neumann (1887-1961) was an Austrian-born gallery director, art dealer, and publisher. Neumann had art galleries in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Bremen, Germany. In 1923 he immigrated to the United States and founded the New Art Circle Gallery in New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 911 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Brooklyn Museum, Department of Prints.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1966 by the Brooklyn Museum, Department of Prints.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970; the oral history interview with Josef Albers, 1968 June 22-July 5; and the J. B. Neumann papers, 1905-1967. Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives holds the Josef Albers Papers (MS 32). The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library holds the Josef Albers Papers, 1933-1961.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Haven Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Germany Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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