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Charles Biederman papers, 1930-1977

Charles Biederman papers, 1930-1977

Biederman, Charles Joseph, 1906-2004

Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 23 microfilm reels.

Summary: Correspondence, journals, writings, printed material, and published materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Biederman (1906-2004) was a painter and sculptor from Red Wing, Minn. Biederman was born Aug. 23, 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute, and later at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He worked and lived in Chicago, New York, and Paris. He moved to Red Wing, Minnesota in 1942. Biederman was the author of numerous books on art theory, and best known for his three-dimensional painted aluminum constructions, created from the early 1950s to the late 1990s.


Lent for microfilming 1978-1979 by Charles Biederman.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives are the Neil Juhl Larsen research material on Charles Biederman, and microfilm of the David Barr papers relating to Charles Biederman.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Charles Biederman, after microfilming. Biederman subsequently donated his papers to the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1446-1450 and 1662-1679 available for use 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

Charles Biederman papers, 1930-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.