Lawrence Kupferman papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kupflawr
Creators:
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982
Dates:
1941-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 7 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Typescripts of 2 incomplete novels; exhibition material; photographs and slides; and a career outline.
Scope and Contents
REEL D320: Typescripts of two incomplete novels written ca. 1949. The first, BEGGAR'S BREAD, 449 pp., is set in Boston during the Depression, and concerns the efforts of the protangonist, an artist, to survive the period, in part through a connection with the Federal Art Project, which is described in detail. Living artists and situations represented in the novel are identified on frames 1 and 2 . These include Jack Levine and his studio, Hyman Bloom, Karl Knaths, and Joan Marshall. The second novel, FLIGHT, consists of three chapters only.
Scope and Contents
REELS 155-161: Exhibition material, 1941-1971, including 20 notebooks recording information on the prices, buyers, medium and subject matter of specific works, sketches, poetry and occasional correspondence; one notebook containing lists of Kupferman's exhibits, announcements and catalogs; one notebook listing sales of graphics; exhibition catalogs, announcements, photographs and clippings.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: 40 photographs of Kupferman, his wife, friends and his paintings; 90 slides of his paintings; and a career outline.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, etcher, writer; Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Died in 1982.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D320 & 155-161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels D320 & 155-161: Originals returned to Lawrence Kupferman after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels D320 & 155-161 lent for microfilming 1968-1971 by Lawrence Kupferman; he donated unmicrofilmed material June 1971.

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

Related Materials
Lawrence Edward Kupferman papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and literature Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etchers -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bloom, Hyman, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marshall, Joan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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