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Oscar Bluemner painting diary, 1915-1918, from the Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960

Oscar Bluemner painting diary, 1915-1918

Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938

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Title: Oscar Bluemner painting diary

Date: 1915-1918

Physical Details: Diary : 1 v. : handwritten, ill. ; 31 x 21 cm.

Description: Several loose pages, including 3 sketches, at beginning of book.

Date derived from handwritten note on cover: record of my work 1916, 1917, 1918.

However, an early page of the diary is dated Sept. 1915.

Diary entries are in English and German. Bluemner describes in detail his methods of painting and use of color, with asides on art history. Includes many sketches of buildings and landscapes, mostly charcoal, some in color.

Creator: Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938

Forms part of: Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation: Oscar Bluemner painting diary, 1915-1918. Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 15403