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Bruno Louis Zimm papers, 1907-1985

Zimm, Bruno Louis, 1876-1943



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: A letter from Karl Bitter with a sketch of a male figure (1908) praises Zimm's relief sculpture at "the League room". Photographs show Zimm, his studio, home, and works of art (ca. 1923-1940), and Hasbrouck Zimm (ca. 1946). Other materials consist of a biographical account written by Zimm's son (1985) and 3 clippings (1907-1982).

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor. Zimm studied art in Paris around 1900, and in New York City with Karl Bitter, later establishing a studio on 59th Street. About 1910, Zimm moved to the Lewis Hollow district of Woodstock, New York. In 1919, he married his second wife, novelist Louise Seymour Hasbrouck. Zimm's sculpture of SACAJAWEA appeared in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis (1904) and a frieze was exhibited in the 1913 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.


The donor, Bruno Hasbrouck Zimm, is Bruno Louis Zimm's son.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Photocopies: Originals in possession of Bruno H. Zimm.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Karl Bitter's letter and 2 clippings are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Bruno Louis Zimm papers, 1907-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.