Max Beckmann papers, 1904-1974

Beckmann, Max, b. 1884 d. 1950
Painter, Art teacher
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: Gift: 1.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Loan: 3 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Diaries, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and printed material.

REELS 1213-1214: Ten personal diaries of Max Beckmann, 1942-1950.

REEL 1237: Three notebooks containing lists of works, sketches, and some daily entries of activities and observations.

REELS 1340-1341: Business letters from art schools, universities, museums and galleries regarding teaching positions, lectures, exhibitions and sales; numerous letters from his wife, Mathilde; catalogs and a letter from Irmgard Buchard; 38 personal photographs and 10 photographs of his works; catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and educator; New York, N.Y. Born and educated in Germany.

Donated and lent 1977-1983 by Mathilde Q. Beckmann, widow of Beckmann.

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