Steinitz, Kate Traumann,
Painter, Art historian, Author, Journalist
Los Angeles, Calif.
Collection size: 4.3 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Included are: correspondence, 1920-1997, of Steinitz's daughter, Ilse Berg, concerning her art collection and artwork; newspaper and magazine articles; travel related material, including invoices and journals, 1966-1974; and photographs, including some of the organizers and participants of the 1939 World's Fair "New Americans" exhibit, of Dada artists taken before they fled Germany, and of Steinitz's European trips. Among the artists represented are El Lissitzky, George Grosz, Man Ray, Hans Nitzschke, and Amedee Ozenfant. She became friends with Kurt Schwitters, a Dada artist and fellow writer, whom she collaborated with on several adult and children's books.
Biographical/Historical Note: Artist, art historian, journalist, lecturer,photographer, and author; Los Angeles, Calif. She also served as librarian and curator of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, University of California, Los Angeles. Steinitz was born in Beuten, Silesia, Germany (now Poland) and she died in Los Angeles in 1975.
Donated 1999 by Ilse Berg, daughter of Kate Steinitz.