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Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915

Sculptor

This site provides access to the papers of Karl Theodore Francis Bitter in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 786 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 2.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Karl Bitter date from 1887 to 1977 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of works of art and commemorative medals from expositions. Also found are scattered biographical information, family correspondence, two diaries, printed materials, sketchbooks, and sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

Austrian-born sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915) was active in New York City, New York. He exhibited his works at worldwide expositions and examples of his sculpture and memorials can be found throughout the United States.

Provenance

Portions of the Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers were lent for microfilming by Bitter's daughter, Marietta Bitter Abel, in 1969. Marietta Bitter Abel, Mr. Michael Abel, and Lt. Col. Jonathon F. Abel donated most of the loaned material excluding the photographs along with additional items in several increments from 1970-2010. The commemorative medals were gifted in 1975 by Walter Hancock, a friend of Bitter's son Francis.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.