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H. Francis Kortheuer collection of Lyonel Feininger letters, sketches, and clippings, 1887-1944

H. Francis Kortheuer collection of Lyonel Feininger letters, sketches, and clippings, 1887-1944

Kortheuer, H. Francis

Collector

Collection Information

Size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Summary: Letters and postcards, many illustrated, from Lyonel Feininger to his good friend H. Francis Kortheuer, and a scrapbook kept by Kortheuer containing Feininger letters, drawings, photographs, and clippings of published cartoons from assorted German publications.

Biographical/Historical Note

H. Francis Kortheuer was a longtime friend of Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), d. 1959. Feininger was a painter, printmaker, cartoonist; New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany, born in the United States and moved to Germany. He was known as one of the masters of the Bauhaus.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1959 by Feininger's friend, H. Francis Kortheuer and his son, Dayrell Kortheuer, via art historians Ernst Scheyer and Hans Hess, both biographers of Feininger.

Related Materials

Lyonel Feininger papers also located at: Busch-Reisinger Museum of Germanic Culture, Harvard Universtiy, Cambridge, Mass.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lenders, Dayrell Kortheuer and H. Francis Kortheuer, after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels D5 and D29 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

H. Francis Kortheuer collection of Lyonel Feininger letters, sketches, and clippings, 1887-1944. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.