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Frederick Carl Frieseke papers, 1890-1920

Frederick Carl Frieseke papers, 1890-1920

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

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 5 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Writings, a notebook and its transcript; and reminiscences. Reel 2885: A notebook kept by Frieseke containing a pencil sketch, addresses, expenses, and price lists of paintings; and a transcript of the notebook made by Nicholas Kilmer. [Nicholas Kilmer, microfilm title] Reel N737: Writings and reminiscences decorated with sketches by Frieseke; and price lists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York and Giverny, France. Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League, New York City. At the turn of the 20th century, he moved to France and became a leading American Impressionist painter.


Loaned in 1968 and 1983 by Mrs. Kenton Kilmer (Frances Friseke) and her son Nicholas Kilmer, Frieseke's daughter and grandson. The notebook was found in Frieseke's library.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lenders, Mrs. Kenton Kilmer and Nicholas Kilmer, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels N737 and 2885 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Frederick Carl Frieseke papers, 1890-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.