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Lillian Dochterman papers, 1960-1968

Dochterman, Lillian

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 8 Linear feet

Summary: Research files, photographs and slides, notes, and writings relating mainly to her work on Charles Sheeler, her interest in abstract expressionism, artists Clyfford Still, Arshile Gorky, Robert Jay Wolff, George McNeil, Mark Tobey, Arthur Dove, G. L. K. Morris, Carl Holty, Irene Rice Pereira, Charles G. Shaw, and Georgio Cavallon, and to "emblem books." There are typescripts of her dissertation on Sheeler, "Non-representational Painting in the U.S., 1930-1945," on 1930's Formalism, "A History of American Abstract Artists Association," and "The Mythical Character of Contemporary Art History."

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Buffalo, N.Y.


Bequeathed by Dochterman; received in 1968.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Lillian Dochterman papers, 1960-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.