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Eugen Neuhaus papers, [ca. 1906-1966]

Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, writings, business records, sketches and drawings, scrapbooks, printed material and photographs relating to Neuhaus' career and works of art.
REELS 4176-4177: Corresondence with Max Doerner, Robert Sproul, Walter Heil, Roi Partridge, and Robert Neuhaus, among others. Topics include the publication of Eugen Neuhaus' translation of Doerner's book, THE ARTIST AND HIS MATERIALS, and the donation of works of art from the Neuhaus estate. Of interest among the exhibition catalogs and announcements is an illustrated catalog of a 1907 exhibition of Western painters held at the Hotel Del Monte, California.
Also included are two articles by Neuhaus, "Masters Old and New" and "History of the Art Department, University of California"; one of the two hundred printed copies of Neuhaus' 1937 monograph on Christian Nahl; an inventory of Neuhaus' paintings; a scrapbook, 1916-1966, containing clippings, lecture and exhibition announcements, reproductions of Neuhaus' paintings, photographs, and greeting cards with printed illustrations by Neuhaus; photographs, including several portraits of Neuhaus prior to his emigration from Germany and a 1941 portrait taken by Johan Hagemeyer; 23 prints made from original nitrate negatives, presumably exposed by Neuhaus, of the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition; still lifes and landscapes, possibly used as sources or references for paintings; and numerous photographs of Neuhaus' paintings.
REEL D181: Thirty-eight letters, 1908-1942; catalogs; photographs and reproductions of his paintings; 4 sketchbooks; clippings, 1931- 1945, including many reviews of his book, HISTORY AND IDEALS OF AMERICAN ART (Stanford University Press, 1931); and scrapbooks containing clippings (1904- 1925), exhibition announcements and catalogs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Educator, painter; Berkeley, Calif. Taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1908 to 1949 where he served as the first chairman of the art department.


Material on reel D181 was lent for microfilming by Neuhaus' son, Robert, in 1964. Robert Neuhaus donated the material on reels 4176-4177 in 1987.

Location of Originals

  • Reel D181: Originals in Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4176-4177 & D181 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Eugen Neuhaus papers, [ca. 1906-1966]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.