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Hannes Beckmann papers, 1930-1980

Hannes Beckmann papers, 1930-1980

Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977

Painter

Collection Information

Size: ca. 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sketches and resumes; a list of lectures; correspondence; illustrated notes, typescripts of lectures and other unpublished writings; 21 photographs of Josef Albers; exhibition catalogs; printed material; a subject file on Hilla Rebay containing memos and notes; papers concerning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.

Provenance

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

Location of Originals

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

Alternative Forms Available

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

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.