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A Finding Aid to the Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960 | Digitized Collection

Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960

Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938

Painter

The papers of Oscar Bluemner in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008. The papers have been scanned in their entirety and total 15,820 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 6.6 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, printed materials, exhibition catalogs, painting diaries, sketches, notes on painting, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938) was a painter from South Braintree, Mass. and Germany. Born in Germany and trained as an architect. Became a painter and moved to the United States in 1892. Became associated with the group of advanced artists associated with Alfred Stieglitz.

Provenance

Unmicrofilmed materials and materials on reels 338-344 donated 1970-1985 by John Davis Hatch, a close friend of Bluemner and an art historian. Materials on reel N737 lent by Graham Gallery, 1968.

Related Materials

Additional Oscar Bluemner materials are available at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, and within the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection, Stetson University, Deland, Florida.

Funding

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

Location of Originals

  • Reel N737: Originals returned to lender, Graham Gallery, New York, N.Y., after microfilming.