William Suhr letters, 1927-1959

Suhr, William, b. 1896 d. 1984
Painter, Educator, Conservator
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence.

REEL 3465: Correspondence with Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner, mainly regarding the restoration and conservation of art works; a letter from Eduard Plietzsch; a letter from the North Carolina Museum of Art regarding an exhibition honoring Valentiner; and a 230-p. transcript of 11 lectures for Suhr's class "The Technique of the Old Masters and Problems of Restoration and Preservation." Suhr writes about the history of painting techniques and materials, restoration principles and techniques, preservation and forgeries.

REEL 2804: A photocopy of an illustrated letter, March 27, 1937 from Lyonel Feininger.

UNMICROFILMED: A photocopy of a letter, Oct. 9, 1944 from Lyonel Feininger.

Biographical/Historical Note: Conservator, educator, painter.

Provenance unknown.

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