Skip to main content

Christmas cards to and from Karl Fortess, 1951-1953

Christmas cards to and from Karl Fortess, 1951-1953

Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-1993

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 4 items.

Summary: Two original Christmas cards sent to Fortess, one from Helen Tobler, 1951, of a watercolor and ink drawing of a woman reading on a park bench, surrounded by squirrels, and the other, a color etching of trees and people, 1953, from Margaret Harvig (?). Also included are a "Holiday Greeting" card sent by the Fortess', with an abstract print on the cover and a surreal landscape drawing of a mask on a tree inside; and a card "Karl and Lillian Fortess" with a drawing of a tree.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Woodstock, New York.

Provenance

Provenance unknown.

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