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Jimmy Ernst papers, 1920-2007

Jimmy Ernst papers, 1920-2007

Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 18.3 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.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Jimmy Ernst papers, 1920-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.