Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch, 1950- 1979, 2002

Barrett, Thomas R., b. 1927
Active in Castine, Me.

Mancuso, Leni
Active in Castine,Me.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1979 and 2002. The 113 letters and postcards from William Kienbusch to Barrett and Mancuso document their long friendship and describe in great detail Kienbusch's life as an artist in New York and Maine. Also found are 15 snapshot photographs of Keinbusch, Barrett, and Mancuso outdoors.

Biographical/Historical Note: Thomas R. Barrett (1927-) was a painter from Castine, Me. Leni Mancuso, married to Thomas R. Barrett is a painter and a student of William Kienbusch at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, lives in Castine, Me. William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter who taught art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and spent summers in Maine.

The collection was donated in 2002 by Thomas R. Barrett and Leni Mancuso.

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Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001; the Walter Maitland correspondence with and about William Kienbusch, 1969-1981; the William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977; and an oral history interview with William Kienbusch conducted by Forrest Selvig, November 1-7, 1968.