Paul and Nelli Bar Wieghardt papers, 1925-1987

Wieghardt, Paul, b. 1897 d. 1969
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Chicago, Ill.

Wieghardt, Nelli Bar, b. 1904 d. 2001
Sculptor, Art teacher
Active in Chicago,Ill.

Collection size: 1.5 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, mostly from Nelli Bar Wieghardt to Francis Bosworth relating to the Wieghardt's years as refugees and their attempt to settle in the United States; notebooks on art history and class materials compiled by Paul Wieghardt; biographical records; clippings which include early reviews from German and French papers; photographs of Paul Wieghardt teaching, installation views and of Paul and Nelli Bar Wieghardt's art work.

Biographical/Historical Note: Paul Wieghardt (1897-1969) was a painter and sculptor in Chicago, Ill. and Philadelphia, Pa. Paul was a painter and his wife Nelli Bar was a sculptor. They taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center.

Microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Lent for microfilming by Nelli Bar Wieghardt.

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