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Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986

Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985

Muralist, Printmaker, Illustrator

The papers of Hugo Gellert in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007 and 2008 and total 7,769 images. The bulk of the papers have been scanned in their entirety. Books and publicity materials that Gellert himself did not produce have been partially scanned or not scanned.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection Information

Size: 6.9 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of graphic artist, muralist, and activist Hugo Gellert measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1986. They document his career as an artist and organizer for the radical political left through an interview, legal papers, financial records, family papers, artifacts, correspondence, writings, organizational records, extensive printed materials (many of them illustrated by Gellert), photographs, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Graphic artist, muralist, and activist Hugo Gellert was born Hugo Grünbaum in Budapest, Hungary in 1892, the oldest of six children. His family immigrated to New York City in 1906, eventually changing their family name to Gellert.

Provenance

A portion of the papers were donated in 1970 by Hugo Gellert. Additional papers were donated by Gellert and his wife, Livia Cinquegrana, in 1983 and 1986.

Related Materials

Language Note

The collection is in English and Hungarian. English; Hungarian

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art