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Letters to Beatrice Lippincott (Garvan) from Lyonel and Julia Feininger, 1951-1952

Garvan, Beatrice B., 1929-

Curator, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 3 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A letter from Julia Feininger, 1951 Sept. 17, and one from Lyonel Feininger, 1952 Apr. 29 (illustrated with a woodcut), discussing the history of the Feininger painting, "The Cathedral," in response to queries from the purchaser, Beatrice Lippincott (later Beatrice Garvan). Enclosed in the 1951 letter is a photograph of the painting, with a short history by Feininger on the back. An additional photograph of the painting is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, cartoonist; New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany.


Donated 1991 by Beatrice Lippincott Garvan.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4909 (fr. 1354-1362) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Letters to Beatrice Lippincott (Garvan) from Lyonel and Julia Feininger, 1951-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.