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Jimmy Ernst papers, 1802-2010, bulk 1930-2005

Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 16.3 linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, research files and writings, book project and exhibition files, photographs, printed material (5.0 linear feet) , and audio-visual material (1.0 linear feet) documenting the career of Jimmy Ernst as a visual artist as well as his personal relationships with family and friends.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jimmy Ernst (1920-1984) was a painter living in East Hampton, N.Y.


Donated 2012 by Amy Louise Ernst, Jimmy Ernst's daughter.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives are the Max and Dorothea Ernst letters concerning Max Ernst's American citizenship status (photocopies) microfilmed on reel 3829.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Jimmy Ernst papers, 1802-2010, bulk 1930-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.