New York, N.Y.
1.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
Addition: 0.4 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Letters, school records, diaries, writings, illustrated notebooks, printed material, and photographs.
REELS N70-40 and 60-61: Excerpts from notebooks including a statement on Ingres, 1964; manuscripts and typescripts of lectures including "The Thing, the Veiled Scene and the Wall", 1957, "The Direct Vision and Conditioned Vision in Looking at Art", 1960, "Nature, Naturalism and the Dream", 1962, "Hommage to St. Luke", 1963, and other writings; 15 letters, 1949-1965; a notebook "Nature and Time" and 2 illustrated notebooks; printed material; and photographs of Bultman with family and friends, 1921-1965, including 3 of Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, his studios, and installations.
UNMICROFILMED: School records, 1928-1937; letters to the Bultman family primarily from Bultman and Maria Hofmann in Munich, 1935-1938; 19 letters to Bultman from Hans Hofmann, 1938-1964; a letter to Francis from H. L. Mencken regarding a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1930; 3 diaries, 1977-1979; 17 illustrated notebooks, 1938-1969; a statement "A Bouquet of Roses" by Pierre Bonnard, 1943; drafts and typescripts; "Junior Year" newsletter, 1935; exhibition catalogs, including 2 for Bultman, 1960 and 1987, and one for Hofmann, 1944; 2 clippings, 1945 and 1962; a brochure for Hofmann's school; and photographs of Bultman, his family and classmates, 1935-1959.
ADDITION: Includes correspondence, writings, typescripts of speeches, writings, notes, catalogs and brochures, exhibition invitation, and printed material. Correspondence includes letters from Georgina Huck, some of a personal nature (1980s) and one discussing the difficulties in translating Hofmann's writings. Typescripts include talks by Hofmann, 1941, 1962 and statements on art by Hofmann;and notes by Bultman on Hoffman. Writings consist of "Plastic Creation," 1932-1933 and Hofmann's "The Painter's Primer," translated by Georgina Huck, 1933-1934, 1948. Printed material includes clippings, 1996-1990, and reviews of Hans Hofmann's work, 1953, 1979. Also included is a monograph, "Search for the Real and Other Essays," by Hans Hofmann, 1967.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Born in New Orleans, Bultman began his studies with Morris Graves in 1931. He studied in Munich, 1935-1957, where he also was a tenant of Mrs. Hans Hofmann. From 1938-1941, he attended the New Bauhaus of Chicago and studied with Hofmann in N.Y. and Provincetown. Bultman taught drawing at the Pratt Institute, 1958-1959.
Material on reels N70-40 and 60-61 lent for microfilming 1970 and 1971by Bultman. Additional material was donated 1984, 1988, and 2000.
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