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Augustus Koopman papers, ca.1887-1986

Koopman, Augustus B., 1869-1914

Painter, Etcher, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, art work, estate papers, and printed material.
REEL 3960: Two copy prints of photographs of Koopman and his family, one dated May 1907 of Koopman, his wife Louise, and children Ellen and Bernard, the other undated of Koopman, enlarged from a snapshot.
REEL 5321: Artwork, ca. 1892-1910 (43 items), including; a sketchbook; 23 loose sketches; 2 pastels; 15 prints; 2 watercolors; and 1 conte crayon drawing. Among the subjects are churches, infants, seascapes, and landscapes.
UNMICROFILMED: A scrapbook containing photographs of Koopman and his work, reproductions of his work, clippings, exhibition catalogues (some annotated) and a pastel; 18 monotypes; photographs of Koopman and his work; letters to Koopman and letters relating to the disposition of Koopman's estate (some are copies); notes; copy of Koopman's will; printed material, including exhibition catalogs, some annotated with prices; a "poster" signed by members of "Les Anciens d'Etaples" to be presented to Koopman while he was ill and ammended with his death date; a transcription of a newsclipping; and 8 copy prints of photographs of Koopman, Koopman in his studio, the Koopman family, and of a painting by Koopman of his mother.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; printmaker. b. Jan. 2, 1869, Charlotte, N.C.; d. Jan. 31, 1914, Etaples, France; attended Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


The two photographs on reel 3960 were donated by Jane Koopman, Koopman's daughter-in-law, 1985. In 1994 Koopman's daughter, Mrs. T.M. (Ellen) Raysor, donated the scrapbook, letters, photos, monotypes, and other material,, and lent 8 photographs for copying. In 1998, a granddaughter, Cecily Hancock, lent a sketchbook and various artwork for microfilming (reel 5321).

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • 10 photographs: Originals retained by the donor.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3960 and 5321 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

10 photographs are: copyprints.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Augustus Koopman papers, ca.1887-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.