Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.trunherm
Creators:
Trunk, Herman, 1894-1963
Dates:
circa 1926-1950
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, writings, photographs, printed material, and a DVD videorecording relating to Trunk's career as a modernist painter. Letters are from Juliana Force, Arthur E. McFarlane, Henry McFee, author B.F. Morrow, and Charles J. Simpson, secretary of the American Veterans Society of Artists, Harry C. Richardson, Gertrude Herdle Moore, Holger Cahill, Audrey F. McMahon, Hugo C.M. Wendel, Kimon Nicolaides, Zoltan Hecht, and Marion M. Grant, among others. Writings include consignment forms and reports from the Dudensing Gallery, New York City, an artist statement, one notebook labeled Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Etruscan, and Greco-Roman, one notebook on fresco painting, and two notebooks listing information on art works by Trunk. Photographs are of Trunk, his wife, and others. Printed material consists of scrapbook pages, newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs and pamphlets mostly concerning Trunk's exhibitions at Dudensing Gallery, New York. The DVD documents the 1989 Trunk exhibition at Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, filmed by the donor, Joseph Smith.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Herman Trunk (1894-1963) was a modernist painter who worked in a variety of media, and is well known for his watercolor paintings produced in the early 20th century.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2008 by Joseph G. Smith, Herman Trunk's nephew.

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Modernism (Art) -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Joseph G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McFarlane, Arthur E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morrow, B. F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simpson, Charles J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirschl & Adler Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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