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Alfred Vance Churchill papers regarding Lyonel Feininger, 1888-1944

Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949

Painter

The papers of Alfred Churchill regarding Lyonel Feininger in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 394 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 0.9 Linear feet

Summary: This small collection of Alfred Vance Churchill papers regarding Lyonel Feininger measures 0.9 linear feet and dates from 1888 to 1944. Found here are 36 letters from Feininger, a painter and illustrator, to his friend Churchill and a scrapbook compiled by Churchill containing 117 sketches by Feininger, a photograph of Feininger, clippings, and 47 sketches and reproductions by Churchill. There are also additional loose clippings, an exhibition catalog, and three photographs of Feininger.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), also known as LĂ©onell Feininger, was born in New York City in 1871 to German violinist Karl Feininger and American singer Elizabeth Feininger. He spent his childhood in New York City and became interested in art at a young age. Although born in New York, Lyonel Feininger lived and worked mostly in Germany.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1956 by Mrs. Alfred (Marie) Churchill.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.