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Elisabeth Zogbaum papers regarding Franz Kline, 1892-circa 2005, bulk 1930-1990

Zogbaum, Elisabeth Ross, 1912-2005

Representative image for Elisabeth Zogbaum papers regarding Franz Kline, 1892-circa 2005, bulk 1930-1990

This site provides access to the papers of Elisabeth Ross Zogbaum in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2018, and total 10,291 images.

Collection Information

Size: 11.5 Linear feet

Summary: The Elisabeth Zogbaum papers regarding Franz Kline measure 11.5 linear feet and date from 1892 to circa 2005, bulk 1930-1990. Zogbaum was a close companion to the New York-based painter Franz Kline and she managed his estate after his death. These papers include biographical material on Franz Kline, documents related to the Franz Kline estate and Franz Kline Foundation, and other material about the artist compiled by Elisabeth Zogbaum. In addition to the aforementioned material, the collection also includes correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, Zogbaum's research and notes, photographic material, artifacts, sound recordings of interviews, and books from Franz Kline's personal library.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elisabeth Zogbaum was a close friend and companion of Franz Kline. She was married to sculptor Wilfrid Meynell Zogbaum. Upon Kline's death in 1962, Elisabeth Zogbaum became the sole executrix of his estate and later the president of the Franz Kline Foundation.

Provenance

The Elisabeth Zogbaum papers regarding Franz Kline were donated to the archives in multiple installments from 1991 to 2010. The first 1991 donation was made by Elisabeth Ross Zogbaum. Subsequent donations in 2004 and 2010 were made by her son, Rufus Zogbaum.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.