Elsa Schmid papers, 1910-1967

Schmid, Elsa, b. 1897 d. 1970
Painter, Sculptor, Mosaicist
Active in Rye, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.1 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Personal and professional correspondence, files on artists, photographs, works of art, notes and lecture material, and printed material relating to Elsa Schmid's career as a mosaic artist.

Correspondents include Henry Varnum Poor, Max Weber, Boris Anrep, Helen Chase, Edward Waldo Forbes, Warren Wheelock, Abraham Walkowitz, Alfred H. Barr, Georgia O'Keeffe, Barbara Morgan and Josef Albers. Files are on artists Van Wyck Brooks, Father Martin D'Arcy, John Dewey, and Dikran Kelekian.

Photographs are of Schmid's mosaics. Works of art include drawings of mosaics. Printed materials includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles and catalogs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mosaicist, painter, sculptor; Rye, N.Y. Married to art dealer J. B. Neumann.

Donated 1974 by Peter Neumann, Schmid's son. Two additional mosaic transpsarencies of Abraham Lincoln received in 2010 as a transfer from the Musem of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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