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Alfred Vance Churchill papers regarding Lyonel Feininger, 1888-1944

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 series:

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Series 1: Letters to Alfred Churchill, 1890-1920
(Box 1; 5 folders)

This series contains letters written by Feininger to his friend and fellow artist, Alfred Churchill. These long, detailed letters discuss his time as a student in Berlin, Paris, and Liège, current projects, thoughts on art and the development of his work, the difficulties of being an artist, selling his artwork to magazines, family news, and other general news. Many letters from 1890 are illustrated. Letters are arranged chronologically.
DescriptionContainer
Letters, 1890
1 (hol)
1
Letters, 1891
1 (hol)
2
Letters, 1892-1894
1 (hol)
3
Letters, 1896-1901
1 (hol)
4
Letters, 1904, 1913, 1920
1 (hol)
5

Series 2: Printed Material, 1895-1898, 1917-1944
(Box 1; 6 folders)

Printed material depicts Feininger's illustration work and one exhibition. Also found are a few news clippings about Feininger and newspaper cartoons he contributed to the German satirical magazine,
Ulk
. Some of the material is in German.
DescriptionContainer
Exhibition Catalog, 1931
1 (hol)
6
Magazine,
Das junge Deutschland
, 1919
1 (hol)
7
Magazine,
Das Kunstblatt
, 1922, 1924
1 (hol)
8
Magazine,
The International Studio
, 1917
1 (hol)
9
News Clippings, 1890, circa 1915, 1944
1 (hol)
10
Newspaper Cartoons, 1895-1898
1 (hol)
11

Series 3: Scrapbook of Artwork, 1888-1913
(Box 1-3; 0.5 linear feet)

This scrapbook was created by Alfred Churchill and was begun during the period that he and Feininger became friends in Berlin. Included are 117 sketches by Feininger, several reproductions of his work, one photograph of Feininger and one photograph of his children, a few newsclippings, and 47 sketches and reproductions by Churchill. Several of the sketches by Feininger include a note or letter to Churchill on the back. For more secure preservation housing, the scrapbook was dismantled and items were removed from the scrapbook pages and arranged in their original order within folders.
DescriptionContainer
Scrapbook of Artwork (dismantled), 1888-1913
(10 folders; conserved items housed in box 3)
1 (hol)
12-21
Copy print negatives of scrapbook pages, 1888-1913
(not scanned)
1 (hol)
22
Scrapbook cover, 1888-1913
(not scanned)
2 (pam)
1
Conserved Sketches from Scrapbook, 1888-1913
(Items scanned with box 1, folders 12-21)
3

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1890, 1911, 1926
(Box 1; 2 folders)

Found here are two photographs of Lyonel Feininger on a bicycle, and one photograph of him on a postcard sent to his friend Alfred Churchill. Also found is a photograph of Feininger's three sons, Theodore, Laurence, and Andreas. Two photographs are also found in the scrapbook of artwork in Series 3.
DescriptionContainer
Photographs of Lyonel Feininger, circa 1890, 1926
1 (hol)
23
Photograph of Theodore Lux, Laurence, and Andreas Feininger, circa 1911
1 (hol)
24

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.