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Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975

Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972

Painter, Designer

Collection Information

Size: 6.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and theatrical set designer Eugene Berman date from 1926-1975 and measure 6.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered letters, primarily postcards, from various colleagues including Juliet and Man Ray and Berman's brother Leonid. There are also notes, scattered artwork, printed material, and extensive photographs, many of Mexico.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eugene Berman (1899-1972) worked in New York City, Los Angeles, California, and Rome, Italy as a Neo-Romantic painter and designer of theatrical sets and costumes for opera and ballet productions.


The Eugene Berman papers were donated by the artist's sister-in-law, Sylvia Marlowe Berman, in 1978.

Language Note

Some of the papers are in Italian, French, and Russian.