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Henry Augustus Lukeman papers, circa 1891-1935

Henry Augustus Lukeman papers, circa 1891-1935

Lukeman, Henry Augustus, 1871-1935

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material relating to Henry Augustus Lukeman's career as a sculptor.

Biographical material includes Lukeman's obituary in the New York Times. Personal letters are from from Daniel Chester French to Lukeman, 1904-1931. Professional correspondence concerns commissions and is with various individuals and organizations, including F.D. Millet (director of decoration for the World's Columbian Exposition), James Brown Lord (for the New Court House of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court), and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Other correspondence concerns memberships and honors from the the Fine Arts Federation of New York, the National Institute of Social Sciences, the Sheriff of the County of Kings, and Conference House Association.

Two scrapbooks compiled by Lukeman include photographs of the interior of Lukeman's townhouse at 160 W. 86th St. New York, N.Y. and the exterior of his studio in Stockbridge, Mass. Additional photographs are of Lukeman's sculptures, including two photographs of the Stone Mountain (Georgia) bas relief project while in progress. Printed material includes newspaper clippings regarding Lukeman's works of art and commission projects, including his seals and coins.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Augustus Lukeman (1871-1935) was a sculptor in New York, N.Y. and Stockbridge, Mass. who specialized in public and historic monuments.

Provenance

Donated 2009 and 2010 by Gertrude Marie Bidwell Leuchs, Henry Augustus Lukeman's niece, and Catherine Leuchs Bohrman, Lukeman's great-niece.

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Henry Augustus Lukeman papers, circa 1891-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.