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Boris Deutsch papers, 1925-1977

Deutsch, Boris, 1892-1978

Lithographer, Painter, Etcher, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 3.3 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence; an autobiography; resumes; writings and notes; sketchbook; 2 scrapbooks; inventory of paintings; bank statements and records of stock market transactions; photographs; and printed material.
REEL LA 2: Clippings and exhibition catalogs, ca. 1941-1946.
UNMICROFILMED: A brief autobiography; resumes; personal and business correspondence; unpublished writings and notes including a report on Deutsch's murals done for the Public Buildings Administration Section of Fine Arts at the U.S. Post Office Terminal in Los Angeles, California, ca. 1940; a sketchbook, 1934; 2 scrapbooks; a handwritten inventory of paintings; bank statements and records of stock market transactions; 500 photos of Deutsch, his wife, his paintings and other subjects, including some taken by Will Cormellsa, Arnold Genthe, and a Resettlement Administration photo by Arthur Rothstein; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Los Angeles, California.


Material on reel LA 2 lent for microfilming 1964 by Betty Hoag. Unmicrofmiled material donated 1980 by the estate of Boris Deutsch.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel LA 2: Originals returned to Betty Hoag after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel LA 2 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Boris Deutsch papers, 1925-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.