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Joseph Tomanek papers, 1918-1960

Tomanek, Joseph, 1889-



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Letters from Rudolph Ingerle, William S. Schwartz, and Albin Polasek who includes a photograph of himself and a list of galleries and individuals; a pencil drawing of a nude and an oil canvas REPOSE by Tomanek; and printed materials, including clippings and exhibition catalogs for both Tomanek and Polasek; reproductions of art works; and photographs of Tomanek, his wife, the Schwartzes, Polasek, and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Berwyn, Illinois. Born in Straznice, Czechoslovakia. Trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and studied painting with A. H. Krehbiel, A. Sterba, and K. A. Buehr.


Donated 1969 by Joseph Tomanek.

Language Note

Letters from Albin Polasek and 6 clippings are in Czech.

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Joseph Tomanek papers, 1918-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.