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Ernst Benkert papers, 1962-1971

Ernst Benkert papers, 1962-1971

Benkert, Ernst, 1928-

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: Material relating to Benkert's involvement with the artists' group Anonima. Included are clippings; writings and talks; exhibition proposals, catalogs; receipts for paintings; correspondence, including copies of letters sent; copy photographs of Anonima artists and exhibition installations; and a sound recording, "Anonima Panel Discussion, 4/2/64."

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Vt. Founding member of Anonima, an artist group founded in 1960 that came out of the "Dimensional Drawing" course taught by Francis Hewitt and Edwin Mieczkowski at Cleveland Art Institute. The group's name reflected their desire to play down the individuality of their work, and the members refused to to be tied to a dealer or place.

Provenance

Donated 1995 by Ernst Benkert. Additions are expected.

Location of Originals

  • Photocopies: Originals in the possession of Ernst Benkert.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

Ernst Benkert papers, 1962-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.