Letters to Beatrice Lippincott (Garvan) from Lyonel and Julia Feininger, 1951-1952

Garvan, Beatrice B., b. 1929
Curator, Arts administrator
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Feininger, Julia

Collection size: 3 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A letter from Julia Feininger, 1951 Sept. 17, and one from Lyonel Feininger, 1952 Apr. 29 (illustrated with a woodcut), discussing the history of the Feininger painting, "The Cathedral," in response to queries from the purchaser, Beatrice Lippincott (later Beatrice Garvan). Enclosed in the 1951 letter is a photograph of the painting, with a short history by Feininger on the back. An additional photograph of the painting is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker, cartoonist; New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany.

Donated 1991 by Beatrice Lippincott Garvan.

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