Archives of American Art

Letters from Frans Wildenhain to Virginia Cartwright Katz

Collection ID:
Katz, Virginia Cartwright
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980
Physical Description:
19 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1968-69 and 1975-79, from Wildenhain to his former student Virginia Cartwright Katz. Wildenhain discusses his pottery, classes and personal matters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Franz Wildenhain (1905-1980) was a sculptor, painter, ceramic craftsman, and teacher from Rochester, N.Y. Wildenhain was born in Leipzig, Germany and studied at the Bauhaus, with Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers and others.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 2103 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Katz was a former student of Wildenhain.

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

More Information
Other Title
Other Title
This collection is identified as the Frans Wildenhaim Papers on the microfilm.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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