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John Von Wicht papers, 1950-1970

Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970

Painter, Designer, Sculptor, Graphic designer


Collection Information

Size: 26 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence between von Wicht and his wife and letters from the Audubon Club, museums, and friends; exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings; financial papers; biographical material; writings; exhibition records; sketches for mosaics and painted decorations for homes, other sketches, and graphic designs; reproductions of historic mosaics; diaries; awards; and 2 scrapbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, craftsperson, sculptor; Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Malente-Holstein, Germany. WPA artist.


Sketches for mosaics and reproductions of mosaics, provenance unknown. Audubon Club letters and portions of the printed material donated by Kunigunde von Wicht, John's widow, 1971. All other material donated by Alfred Nordtveldt through Mr. Keller of the Bertha Schaefer Gallery, 1973.

Language Note

Correspondence between von Wicht and his wife is in German.

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Von Wicht papers, 1950-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.