Archives of American Art

Bruno Louis Zimm papers

Collection ID:
Zimm, Bruno Louis, 1876-1943
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A letter from Karl Bitter with a sketch of a male figure (1908) praises Zimm's relief sculpture at "the League room". Photographs show Zimm, his studio, home, and works of art (ca. 1923-1940), and Hasbrouck Zimm (ca. 1946). Other materials consist of a biographical account written by Zimm's son (1985) and 3 clippings (1907-1982).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor. Zimm studied art in Paris around 1900, and in New York City with Karl Bitter, later establishing a studio on 59th Street. About 1910, Zimm moved to the Lewis Hollow district of Woodstock, New York. In 1919, he married his second wife, novelist Louise Seymour Hasbrouck. Zimm's sculpture of SACAJAWEA appeared in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis (1904) and a frieze was exhibited in the 1913 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.

Reproduction Note
Karl Bitter's letter and 2 clippings are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Photocopies: Originals in possession of Bruno H. Zimm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Bruno Hasbrouck Zimm, is Bruno Louis Zimm's son.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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