New York, N.Y.
Collection size: .25 linear ft. (ca. 90 items).
Collection Summary: Reel 75: Letters from Charlotte Berend-Corinth to Prof. Hanfstaengl, Director of Bruckman Verlag München, a German art book publisher, regarding the publication of Berend-Corinth's Oeuvre Catalogue of Lovis Corinth's oil paintings.
Unfilmed: Letters from Charlotte Berend-Corinth to Franz Resch, an art dealer, regarding the role of the Volkswagenwerke in Wolfsburg in both underwriting the cost of this publication and mounting an exhibition of Lovis Corinth's work.
Reel 2802: A catalogue of a traveling exhibition, 1969-1972, "Lovis Corinth Prints and Drawings," with an introduction by Thomas Corinth; reviews of Thomas Corinth's book LOVIS CORINTH, EINE DOKUMENTATION ZUSAMMENGESTELLT UND ERLAUTERT, 1979; and an exhibition announcement for watercolors by Charlotte Berend-Corinth.
Biographical/Historical Note: Lovis Corinth was a German painter and graphic artist, who married Charlotte Berend, also a painter. In 1905, they had a son, Thomas. Lovis died in 1925, and in 1939 Charlotte emigrated to the U.S., of which she became a citizen. Working on exhibitions and publications relating to her late husband, she also continued in her own painting. In 1967 she died in New York. Thomas has written about both his parents and has been a key figure in the Lovis Corinth Memorial Foundation in New York.
The letters from Berend-Corinth to Prof. Hanfstaengl at Bruckman Verlag in Munich remained in the possession of that company, until Thomas Corinth contacted a succeeding representative there, Jakob Reisner. Reisner sent the letters to Thomas Corinth for donation to the Archives of American Art.
After Franz Resch died in 1982, his widow Katherina put the letters that he had received from Berend-Corinth at the disposal of Thomas Corinth for donation to an institution in Resch's name. Corinth selected the Archives of American Art.
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