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Benjamin Kopman writings, illustrations, and a letter, ca. 1918-1940

Kopman, Benjamin, 1887-1965

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, ca.30 items

Summary: A letter from Kopman to his wife, Grace, 1923; "Dancing Stars in a World of Chaos," a color illustration on board, undated; and writings by Kopman, 1918 and undated, including poems (many illustrated), and notes and drafts of an unidentified text.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator, etcher, lithographer, sculptor, writer; b. Dec. 25, 1887, Vitebsk, Russia; emigrated to U.S. in 1903; d. Dec. 3, 1965, Teaneck, N.J..


Donated 1994 by Judith Danoff, daughter of David Ignitoff, publisher of Jewish magazines which employed Kopman as an illustrator.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Benjamin Kopman writings, illustrations, and a letter, ca. 1918-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.