Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.scheerns
Creators:
Scheyer, Ernst, 1900-1985
Dates:
1924-1972
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
244 Items
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; lecture notes; photographs; clippings; and biographical material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 496: Correspondence, mostly 1949-1962, including letters from Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Mann, Erika Mann, Zoltan Sepeshy, Julia Feininger, T. Lux Feininger, E.P. Richardson, Mrs. Albert Einstein, Fred Werner, major German museums, and others; lecture notes from Scheyer's art history classes; poetry translated from Dutch to English; photographs; clippings; and biographical material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3471: Letters from family and friends of Lyonel Feininger for a biography of him by Scheyer. Correspondents include Julia Feininger, T. Lux Feininger, H. Francis Kortheuer, Maria and Alfred Churchill, Dayrell Kortheuer, and others. Also included is a letter from Scheyer to the Smithsonian Institution discussing his collection of works by the "Blue Four," and asking to exhibit and lecture on the group at the Smithsonian.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ernst Scheyer (1900-1995) was an art historian of Detroit, Mich. Scheyer wrote extensively on his friend and artist, Lyonel Feininger. He was a proponent of the art of the German Expressionist and abstract art group, the Blue Four (Blaue Vier), whose members were Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, and Alexei Jawlensky.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 496 and 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 496: Originals returned to lender, Ernst Scheyer, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 496 was lent for microfilming in 1973 by Ernst Scheyer. The material on reel 3471, except a letter to the Smithsonian, was donated by Scheyer, in 1965. The letter to the Smithsonian on reel 3471 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art in 1981.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Blaue Vier (Group of artists) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, German Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Expressionism (Art) -- Germany -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Germany Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mann, Erika, 1905-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Churchill, Maria Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feininger, Julia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feininger, T. Lux Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Einstein, Elsa, 1876-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Werner, Fred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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