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Adolf Fleischmann papers, 1892-2011

Fleischmann, Adolf, 1892-1968



Collection Information

Size: 4.8 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, artwork, and printed material documenting the career of painter Adolf Fleischmann.
Biographical material includes a birth certificate, diplomas, educational transcripts, membership cards, death announcements, obituaries, and an address book. Correspondence is personal and professional and includes letters from dealers, curators, artists and art historians. Additional letters are to Elly Fleischmann, Fleischmann's wife, from colleagues concerning Adolf Fleischmann.
Writings by Fleischmann and others, both published and unpublished, are about art and include poetry and an illustrated painting diary by Fleischmann. Subject files contain photographs, writings, inventories, and correspondence pertaining to the Adolf Fleischmann catalogue raisonne published by G. Hatje Verlag. Photographs consist of slides and black and white photographs of works of art, Fleischmann, his family, colleagues, and exhibition installations. Artwork includes loose sketches. Printed material consists of exhibition announcements, catalogs, and press releases.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adolf Fleischmann (1892-1968) was a painter in Stuttgart, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, Paris, France, and New York, N.Y.


Small amount of printed material donated in 1978 by Elly Fleischmann, Fleischmann's widow. The remainder was donated in 2011 and 2014 by Peter Aldin, Adolf Fleischmann's step-son.

Language Note

Some correspondence and printed material are in German and French.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Adolf Fleischmann papers, 1892-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.