A finding aid to the Irma Engel Grabhorn Papers, 1945-1991, in the Archives of American Art.

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.grabirma
Dates:
1945-1991
Languages:
Multiple languages
The collection is in English and German.
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of Irma Engel Grabhorn measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1945-1991. The collection contains a subject file on Carl Hofer, letters, financial material, notes, printed material and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Irma Engel Grabhorn measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1945-1991. The collection contains a subject file on Carl Hofer, letters, financial material, notes, printed material and photographs.
The subject file on Carl Hofer contains one hundred twenty-one letters from Carl Hofer to Grabhorn, who had been his student, and a printed speech by Hofer concerning an exhibition opening in Frankfurt. Additional letters are from friends and colleagues, discussing Grabhorn's career as a painter and art patron, as well as her interest in painter Hans Thoma and the activities and prizes named for him. Other material includes receipts, notes, clippings, an exhibition catalog for Thoma, programs, and four photographs of a house and an unidentified art work.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Irma Engel Grabhorn (1906-2003) was painter and art patron born in Badenweiler, Germany. She was a student of Andre Lhote in Paris, and studied at the Academy of Arts in Berlin under Carl Hofer. She married Samuel Engel, professor of ophthamology at Stanford University, in 1932. After his death, she remarried Edwin Grabhorn in 1964. Grabhorn had several exhibitions of her work in New York and San Francisco.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed in 1994 by Jean Fitzgerald. A finding aid was created in 2018 by Caroline Donadio.
Author
Caroline Donadio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Irma Engel Grabhorn papers were donated by Irma Engel Grabhorn in 1991.

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.
Preferred Citation
Irma Engel Grabhorn papers, 1945-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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