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A Finding Aid to the Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers, circa 1890s-2002, bulk 1919-1999 | Digitized Collection

Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers, circa 1890s-2002, bulk 1919-1999

Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978

Painter, Printmaker

This site provides access to the papers of Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 19,897 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 15.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Los Angeles painters and art instructors Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg measure 15.6 linear feet and date from circa 1890s to 2002. The papers document the careers of the two artists, including their establishment of the Post-surrealism movement in southern California, their work for federal arts programs, and their later abstract artwork. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, photographs, and one sound recording.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art instructor and painter Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) lived and worked in Los Angeles with his wife Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999), also one of southern California's leading painters.

Provenance

Portions of the collection were donated by Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg in 1973 and 1977. The Feitelson and Lundeberg Foundation donated additional material in 1999 and 2002. Additional material donated 2014 by Lorrie Madden, a student of Feitelson's.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews with Lorser Feitelson conducted by Betty Lochrie Hoag, May 12, 1964, with Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg conducted by Betty Lochrie Hoag, March 17, 1965, and with Helen Lundeberg conducted by Jan Butterfield, July 19 and August 29, 1980; and Lorser Feitelson lectures recorded by Bonnie Trotter, 1973-1974.

Funding

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

Location of Originals

  • WPA scrapbook, Reel LA 1: Originals returned to Feitelson after microfilming.