H. Francis Kortheuer collection of Lyonel Feininger letters, sketches, and clippings

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.korth
Creators:
Kortheuer, H. Francis
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956
Dates:
1887-1944
Languages:
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
1 Item
partial microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters and postcards, many illustrated, from Lyonel Feininger to his good friend H. Francis Kortheuer, and a scrapbook kept by Kortheuer containing Feininger letters, drawings, photographs, and clippings of published cartoons from assorted German publications.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
H. Francis Kortheuer was a longtime friend of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), d. 1959. Feininger was a painter, printmaker, cartoonist; New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany, born in the United States and moved to Germany. He was known as one of the masters of the Bauhaus.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D5 and D29 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lenders, Dayrell Kortheuer and H. Francis Kortheuer, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1959 by Feininger's friend, H. Francis Kortheuer and his son, Dayrell Kortheuer, via art historians Ernst Scheyer and Hans Hess, both biographers of Feininger.

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

Related Materials
Lyonel Feininger papers also located at: Busch-Reisinger Museum of Germanic Culture, Harvard Universtiy, Cambridge, Mass.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Expressionism (Art) -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic arts -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic arts -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartooning -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartooning -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoonists -- Germany Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Germany Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Germany Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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