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Alfred Vance Churchill papers relating to Lyonel Feininger, 1888-1944

Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949


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: 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.
The Alfred Vance Churchill papers regarding Lyonel Feininger included approximately 23 photographs of works of art by Feininger. These items were removed from the collection upon receipt and added to Photographs of Works of Art, Collection One, and microfilmed on reel 468.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) was a painter, printmaker, and cartoonist from New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany. Alfred Vance Churchill (1864-1949) was a painter from New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany. Feininger was active in the movement known as German Expressionism. Born in the United States and moved to Germany. Known as one of the masters of the Bauhaus.


Material on reels D5 (frames 363-612) and 468 donated by Marie Churchill, whose husband, Alfred Vance Churchill, was a close friend of Feininger.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also has several collections related to Lyonel Feininger, including Letters to Beatrice Lippincott (Garvan) from Lyonel and Julia Feininger available on microfilm reel 4909, and a 1939 letter from Feininger to Alfred Neumeyer, available on reel 2804. The archives also has additional collections of loaned papers available only on microfilm: Lyonel Feininger papers loaned for microfilming by Feininger's friend, H. Francis Kortheuer and available on reel D5 and D29, and Sketches by Feininger loaned for microfilming by Fred Werner and available on reel D5.

The most complete Lyonel Feininger Archive, donated by the Feininger family, is located at Harvard University. The Alfred Vance Churchill papers, 1828-1948, are located at Smith College Archives.


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