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Carl Hoeckner papers, 1906-1984

Hoeckner, Carl, 1883-1972

Muralist, Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence, sketches, lithographs, photographs, exhibition catalogs and clippings. Correspondents include Augustus John, acknowledging his election as honorary president of COR ARDENS for England, Robert B. Harshe congratulating Hoeckner on winning a prize in the Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Norman Bel Geddes and Nicholas Roerich. Art works consist of Hoeckner's pencil sketches and trial lithographs. Also included one album of photographs of Hoeckner, a fragment of Victor Hellig's story "Die Zwei" with Hoeckner illustrations, and a 1922 group proclamation, signed by Hoeckner, accusing Gerald Frank of plagiarism.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and illustrator; Chicago, Illinois.


The lender, Chester Helms, is Hoeckner's agent and art dealer.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4048 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Carl Hoeckner papers, 1906-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.