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Frederick Carl Frieseke papers, circa 1870s-1943, 1982, 1996

Frieseke, Frederick C. (Frederick Carl), 1874-1939



Collection Information

Size: 0.3 linear feet

Summary: The Frederick Carl Frieseke papers measure 0.3 linear feet and date from circa 1865-1940. Included are biographical material consisting of Frieseke's Parisian residence registration and a copper plate engraving for his calling card; approximately 50 photographs of Frieseke and his family; an inscribed copy of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"; and miscellany, including World War II ration books for Frieseke's wife and daughter .

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939) was a painter in New York and Paris and Giverny, France. Frieseke studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League, New York City. He moved to France in 1898 where he lived until his death in 1939.


The papers were donated in 2019 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr., art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania. Material on reels N737 and 2885 were lent for microfilming in 1968 and 1983 by Mrs. Kenton Kilmer (Frances Friseke) and her son Nicholas Kilmer, Frieseke's daughter and grandson.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming on reels N737 and 2885 including a notebook kept by Frieseke containing a pencil sketch, addresses, expenses, and price lists of paintings; a transcript of the notebook made by his grandson, Nicholas Kilmer; writings and reminiscences decorated with sketches by Frieseke; and price lists.

Location of Originals

  • Reel N737 and 2885: Originals returned to lenders, Mrs. Kenton Kilmer and Nicholas Kilmer, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Material lent for microfilming on microfilm reels N737 and 2885 is available at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

How to Cite This Collection

Frederick Carl Frieseke papers, circa 1870s-1943, 1982, 1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.