Archives of American Art

Hannes Beckmann papers

Collection ID:
Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977
Physical Description:
300 Items
on 1 microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical sketches and resumes; a list of lectures; correspondence; illustrated notes, typescripts of lectures and other unpublished writings; 21 photographs of Josef Albers; exhibition catalogs; printed material; a subject file on Hilla Rebay containing memos and notes; papers concerning the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, NYC; a photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rebay, and Solomon R. Guggenheim with a model of the Guggenheim Museum; "Hostess Reports"; catalogs, clippings, and other miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and lecturer; Boston, Mass. and Hanover, N.H. Born in Germany. Taught at the Bauhaus.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2526 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Typescripts of lectures: All items are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
All materials except typescripts of lectures: Originals in the possession of Elsa N. Beckmann, 10 Woodrow Street, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent 1981-1982 by Elsa Beckmann, widow of Hannes Beckmann. Typescripts of lectures were subsequently given by Mrs. Beckmann in 1982.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert), 1861-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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