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Max and Dorothea Ernst letters concerning Max Ernst's American citizenship status, [ca. 1957]

Max and Dorothea Ernst letters concerning Max Ernst's American citizenship status, [ca. 1957]

Ernst, Max, 1891-1976

Sculptor, Painter, Poet

Collection Information

Size: 40 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Correspondence mainly between Ernst's wife Dorothea (Tanning) and attorney John Frank regarding Max Ernst's efforts to retain American citizenship, which was jeapordized by the McCarren Act and Ernst's extended periods of residence abroad. Many of the letters provide details of Ernst's career and give a chronology of his travels. Included is one letter from Max Ernst to John Frank.

Biographical/Historical Note

Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a painter and sculptor, from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Donated 1982 by Jimmy Ernst, son of Max Ernst.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives are the Jimmy Ernst papers.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the possession of donor Jimmy Ernst, East Hampton, New York.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3829 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

Max and Dorothea Ernst letters concerning Max Ernst's American citizenship status, [ca. 1957]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.