Benjamin Kopman papers

Collection ID:
Kopman, Benjamin, b. 1887
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Art work by various artists; photographs of Kopman, his family and one of his works; reproductions of works; and exhibition catalogs.
Scope and Contents
Art works consist of an oil sketch of mice eating, probably by Claude Buck (1903); prints by Felix Russman, Jennings Tofel, James S. Hulme, Claude Buck, M. Rosenbloom, and unidentified artists; a sketch by Claude Buck of his father, W.R. Buck; an unidentified pencil sketch of a workman using a grindstone and a print of the same subject. Photographs show works by Kopman and an unidentified artist, and Kopman and his family in Haddam, Connecticut (1920). Other materials include reproductions of work by Kopman and Claude Buck, an exhibition catalog, Introspective Art, and an Emil Carlsen Memorial Exhibition catalog.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, etcher, lithographer, illustrator, sculptor, writer; b. Dec. 25, 1887, Vitebsk, Russia; emigrated to U.S. in 1903; d. Dec. 3, 1965, Teaneck, N.J. Kopman's wife, Grace, was the sister of artist Claude Buck. Buck and Kopman were friends and fellow-students at the National Academy of Design. Emil Carlsen was one of their teachers. Kopman, Buck, Abraham Harriton and Jennings Tofel formed the "Introspective" group of subjectivist painters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 by Diana V. Link, daughter of Benjamin Kopman.

Using the Collection
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Related Materials
Benjamin Kopman papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buck, Claude, 1890-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russman, Felix, 1888-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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