Bultman, Fritz, b. 1919 d. 1985
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 9.2 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
Collection Summary: Biographical information, letters, writings, subject files, exhibition files, works of art, photographs and printed material relating to Fritz Bultman's career as a painter and sculptor.
Biographical information includes school records. Letters, both personal and professional, are from family, friends and artists, including Hans and Maria Hofmann, Georgina Huck, Tony Smith, Joseph Cornell, Lazlo Molholy-Nagy, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, Lilian Keisler and others. Writings include approx. 40 illustrated notebooks, drafts of writings, and writings by Hans Hofmann. Subject files relate to Hans Hofmann, Donald Windham and Weldon Kees.
A significant portion of the collection consists of exhibition files (2.0 linear ft.) in chronological order, 1947-2000. Works of art include loose sketches. Photographs are of Bultman, his family, classmates and works of art.
Biographical/Historical Note: Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) was a painter and sculptor in 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 1971 by Bultman. Donated 1984 by Bultman and in 1988 and 2000 by Jeanne Bultman, Fritz Bultman's widow, with a majority donated in 2013 by Anthony Bultman IV and Eillis Johann Bultman, Bultman's children. Among the donation are papers Bultman lent for microfilming in 1970 and 1971.
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- Microfilm reels N70-40 and 60-61 are available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. It has yet to be determined if material on reels N70-40 and 60-61 has been donated in its entirety.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with Fritz Bultman, 1968 Jan. 6
- Image Gallery items from other collections related to Bultman, Fritz