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Hannes Beckmann papers, 1930-1980

Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977



Collection Information

Size: 300 Items, on 1 microfilm reel

Summary: Biographical sketches and resumes; a list of lectures; correspondence; illustrated notes, typescripts of lectures and other unpublished writings; 21 photographs of Josef Albers; exhibition catalogs; printed material; a subject file on Hilla Rebay containing memos and notes; papers concerning the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, NYC; a photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rebay, and Solomon R. Guggenheim with a model of the Guggenheim Museum; "Hostess Reports"; catalogs, clippings, and other miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and lecturer; Boston, Mass. and Hanover, N.H. Born in Germany. Taught at the Bauhaus.


Lent 1981-1982 by Elsa Beckmann, widow of Hannes Beckmann. Typescripts of lectures were subsequently given by Mrs. Beckmann in 1982.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • All materials except typescripts of lectures: Originals in the possession of Elsa N. Beckmann, 10 Woodrow Street, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2526 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Typescripts of lectures: All items are photocopies.

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

Hannes Beckmann papers, 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.