Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, b. 1867 d. 1915
Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

This site provides access to the papers of Karl Theodore Francis Bitter in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 786 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 2.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of sculptor Karl Bitter date from 1887 to 1977 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of works of art and commemorative medals from expositions. Also found are scattered biographical information, family correspondence, two diaries, printed materials, sketches, and sketchbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note: Austrian-born sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915) was active in New York City, New York.

The Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers were donated by Marietta Bitter Abel (Mrs. Walter), Mr. Michael Abel, and Lt. Col. Jonathon F. Abel in several increments from 1970-2010. The commemorative medals were donated in 1975 by Walter Hancock, a friend of Bitter's son Francis.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Originals of material loaned for microfilming, which consist of biographical material, correspondence, and photographs, were returned to Marietta Bitter Abel. Loaned material is available on reels N70-8 and N7-35 but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.