H. Francis Kortheuer collection of Lyonel Feininger letters, sketches, and clippings, 1887-1944

Kortheuer, H. Francis
Active in Charlotte, N.C.; Daytona, Fla.

Feininger, Lyonel, b. 1871 d. 1956
Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator, Cartoonist
Active in New York,N.Y.; Berlin,Germany

Collection size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Collection Summary: Letters and postcards, many illustrated, from Lyonel Feininger to his good friend H. Francis Kortheuer, and a scrapbook kept by Kortheuer containing Feininger letters, drawings, photographs, and clippings of published cartoons from assorted German publications.

Biographical/Historical Note: H. Francis Kortheuer was a longtime friend of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), d. 1959. Feininger was a painter, printmaker, cartoonist; New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany, born in the United States and moved to Germany. He was known as one of the masters of the Bauhaus.

Lent for microfilming 1959 by Feininger's friend, H. Francis Kortheuer and his son, Dayrell Kortheuer, via art historians Ernst Scheyer and Hans Hess, both biographers of Feininger.

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  • Microfilm reels D5 and D29 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Related Materials

Lyonel Feininger papers also located at: Busch-Reisinger Museum of Germanic Culture, Harvard Universtiy, Cambridge, Mass.