Collection size: 15.5 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: This collection documents the life and career of the two artists, including their establishment of the Post-surrealism movement in southern California, their work for federal arts programs, and their later abstract artwork. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, and photographs. There is one circa 1957 reel-to-reel audio recording of an episode of Feitelson on Art.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painters; Los Angeles, Calif. Husband and wife. Feitelson, who also was a graphic artist and teacher, and director of the WPA in California, died in 1978. Lundeberg died in 1999.
Material on reel LA 1 lent for microfilming 1964 by Lorser Feitelson, material on reels 1103-1104 & 3990 donated 1973 and 1977 by Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg. Ca. 26 ft. of additional material, mostly of Lundeberg's, was donated by the Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Arts Foundation in 1999 and 2002.
All accessions were merged and fully processed in 2007 with funding provided by the Getty Foundation.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg, 1965 Mar. 17
- Oral history interview with Lorser Feitelson, 1964 May 12-1964 June 9
- Image Gallery items from other collections related to Feitelson, Lorser