Joseph Meierhans papers, 1924-1969

Meierhans, Joseph, b. 1890 d. 1981
Painter, Textile designer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 105 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Letters; addresses; notes; a transcript; photographs; clippings; annoucements; and articles.

REEL N69-112: Letters, addresses and notes, which examine the theme of the way 20th century artists have chosen particular techniques and forms. Meierhans comments are included in the transcript of a discussion, 1930 with Karl Knaths; in "A Statement," January, 1955; an address to the New Helvetia Society, Germantown, Pa., February, 1967; and in an undated letter to "Tom," Meierhans explains to his unidentified correspondent the nature of the changes in technique and form which the 20th century artists view of reality has led him to use. He recounts his first associations with modern art, describing John Sloan's classes at the Art Students League, his first meeting with Karl Knaths, and other influences. Also included are clippings, announcements and articles on the Meierhans Galleries, Hagersville, Pa., a nonprofit gallery established by Meierhans for his retirement.

REEL 1271: Photographs, including 1 of Meierhans in his gallery, 3 of the Meierhans Art Gallery, and 21 of paintings by Meierhans, 1956-1966.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Perkasie, Pennsylvania.

Donated 1969 by Joseph Meierhans.

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