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Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1987

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Series 5: Printed Materials , circa 1915-1987
(Boxes 5-6; 1.2 linear feet)

Items in this series include exhibition announcements, catalogs, brochures, clippings, article reprints, programs, and other publications. There are also examples of Dehn's commercial work, including Christmas cards, calendars featuring Dehn's watercolor scenes, and a sample of wallpaper, as well as reproductions of his fine art work.
Exhibitions announcements and catalogs are for one-man exhibitions and group shows that featured his art, with scattered announcements and catalogs for other artists work, including his wife Virginia Dehn. Catalogs and announcements from Associated American Artists document limited edition prints, Christmas cards, and other object by their artist members that were available for sale. Included was a catalog of Dehn prints and portfolios to mark his twenty fifth year as a celebrated printmaker; this catalog is a source of valuable information about Dehn's print oeuvre as it includes image, titles, creation dates, plate dimensions and prices. There is also announcements and brochures from The Adolf Dehn Print Club, a print society established by the artist in 1934 to promote and distribute his work.
Clippings are primarily about Dehn and his work, but there are also scattered articles on other artists, art criticism and general news items. Publications include two issues of Improvisations, a journal published in conjunction with the Artists Equity Associations annual Spring Fantasia, in which the artists contributed illustrations for sympathetic advertisers and a book of poetry by Mura Dehn, the artists first wife.
Other printed materials found in this series include publishers catalogs that contained books illustrated by Dehn, art school brochures and newsletters from programs at which Dehn taught or attended, event programs, and an annotated insurance company calendar. Additional printed materials can be found in Dehn's scrapbooks.
Items have been grouped together by document type; within files documents are in rough chronological order.
Description Container Select
Adolf Dehn Print Club Materials, circa 1934-1937
5
8
Announcements and Catalogs - Associated American Artists, crica 1940s-1979
(2 folders)
5
9-10
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1924-1982
(7 folders)
5
11-17
Exhibition Annoucements and Catalogs - Virginia Dehn, 1961-1980
5
18
General Catalogs and Programs, circa 1922-1970
5
19
Art School Brochures and Newletters, 1942-1971
5
20
Ephemera, circa 1930, 1962
5
21
Commercial Work, 1950-1968
5
22
Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1950 and undated
5
23
Magazine Clippings, circa 1929-1977
5
24
Magazine Clippings - The Minne-Ha-Ha, 1915-1916
5
25
Newspaper Clippings, circa 1920-1970
(3 folders)
5
26-28
Improvisions, 1953
6
1
Improvisions, 1954
6
2
Lion Tamer and Other Poems by Mura Dehn, 1987
6
3
Object: Every American an Art Patron, 1945
6
4
Red Cartoons from the Daily Worker, 1926
6
5

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