Collection ID:
Benkert, Ernst, 1928-
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Material relating to Benkert's involvement with the artists' group Anonima. Included are clippings; writings and talks; exhibition proposals, catalogs; receipts for paintings; correspondence, including copies of letters sent; copy photographs of Anonima artists and exhibition installations; and a sound recording, "Anonima Panel Discussion, 4/2/64."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Vt. Founding member of Anonima, an artist group founded in 1960 that came out of the "Dimensional Drawing" course taught by Francis Hewitt and Edwin Mieczkowski at Cleveland Art Institute. The group's name reflected their desire to play down the individuality of their work, and the members refused to to be tied to a dealer or place.

Reproduction Note
Much of the collection is: photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Photocopies: Originals in the possession of Ernst Benkert.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1995 by Ernst Benkert. Additions are expected.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Vermont -- Burlington Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anonima Group Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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