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Series 10 | A Finding Aid to the Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000 | Digitized Collection

Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000

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Series 10: Papers of Renate Schmitz Hofmann, 1962-1967
0.1 linear feet
Box 18

German-born Renate Schmitz Hofmann (1930-1992) inspired Hofmann's
Renate
series painted in 1965, the year they were married. Her papers include condolence letters and records regarding Hans Hofmann's funeral. Among her other correspondence are a letter addressed to Dave about her relationship with Hofmann, a copy of a letter from John Querido to Samuel Kootz concerning the accusation that Renate had allowed other dealers to sell paintings from the Hofmann Estate, and correspondence with Henry Ford II and the Ford Motor company regarding complaints about their vehicle. A file titled Art Theft contains clippings about the theft of paintings from Hofmann's Provincetown home and their subsequent recovery. Notes consist of a spiral notebook, mostly in shorthand, containing what are probably notes from Nina Morgan's courses "Art of Conversation" and "Creative Living" held at Central YWCA; also, loose notes, "History of Western Philosophy."
Postcards from Renate Schmitz to Hofmann are filed with Correspondence (Series 1), and Photographs (Series 6) include pictures of her. Additional records regarding the art theft from the Provincetown house are included with the Hans Hofmann Estate Records (Series 9).
Documents are arranged by subject type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Notes, 1962
18
30
Correspondence, 1965-1967
18
31
Condolence Letters, A-Z, 1966
18
32
Funeral of Hans Hofmann, 1966
18
33
Art Theft, 1966-1967
18
34
Business Cards, Address Notes, circa 1950-1965
18
35

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