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Adja Yunkers papers, 1939-1983

Adja Yunkers papers, 1939-1983

Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983

Art teacher, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 2.32 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: REEL N70-16: A typescript (42 p.) address delivered at the Corcoran Museum of Art, 1967, by Yunkers describing his student years in Russia, and later years in Germany, France, and Mexico, ca. 1917-1928, and relating political, social, and cultural events to the development of modern art. He describes Russia before and during the Revolution and Germany during the Weimar Republic. Also included are a resume; a critical bibliography of Yunkers work; typescripts of 2 articles; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Abstract painter and printmaker, collagist, and art instructor; New York, N.Y. Died 1983. Born in Riga, Latvia. Studied in Leningrad, Paris, Berlin, and London. He moved to the United States in 1947. Faculty member of the New School for Social Research, 1947-1956; Cooper Union, 1956-1967.


Materials on reels D251, N70-16, and 1023 donated by Adja Yunkers, 1966-1970, and transferred to NMAA-NPG Library vertical files after microfilming, except "Prints in the Desert: New Mexico" (REEL 1023). Unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 by Marina and Alexandra Yunkers, Yunkers' daughters.

Related Materials

Adja Yunker papers also at Syracuse University.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

Unmicrofilmed: ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.

How to Cite This Collection

Adja Yunkers papers, 1939-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.