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Charles Hoffbauer papers, 1891-1975

Hoffbauer, Charles, 1875-1957



Collection Information

Size: 6.5 linear ft.

Summary: Letters to his family, many illustrated, relating to Hoffbauer's military duty at Falaise, Normandy, 1896-1897, to his first years in the United States, 1909-1911, and to his military duty in World War I; letters from Rudolph Evans, 1905-1907, describing his work on the Jefferson Memorial statue; letters from artists and others; and other business and personal correspondence; photographs of Hoffbauer, his paintings and studio; personal documents and biographical material; sketchbook with notes; diaries and other writings; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Paris, France.


Material donated 1977-1978 by Joseph Gropper, except for the correspondence 1905-1957, which was donated 1978 by Lewis Gelbert.

Language Note

Some letters: in French

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center

How to Cite This Collection

Charles Hoffbauer papers, 1891-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.