Max and Dorothea Ernst letters concerning Max Ernst's American citizenship status, [ca. 1957]

Ernst, Max, b. 1891 d. 1976
Painter, Sculptor, Poet
Active in Paris, France

Tanning, Dorothea, b. 1910 d. 2012
Painter, Sculptor, Author, Illustrator, Set designer
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 40 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Correspondence mainly between Ernst's wife Dorothea (Tanning) and attorney John Frank regarding Max Ernst's efforts to retain American citizenship, which was jeapordized by the McCarren Act and Ernst's extended periods of residence abroad. Many of the letters provide details of Ernst's career and give a chronology of his travels. Included is one letter from Max Ernst to John Frank.

Biographical/Historical Note: Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a painter and sculptor, from New York, N.Y.

Donated 1982 by Jimmy Ernst, son of Max Ernst.

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