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Oscar Fehrer papers, 1863-1958

Fehrer, Oscar, 1872-1958



Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical and personal documents, including family birth certificates, a family tree, a curriculum vitae, a Who's Who entry, and several brief chronologies of Fehrer's life; correspondence, 1895-1934, including ca. 50 business and personal letters received and letters sent to his daughter Catherine; and 113 photographs of Fehrer, his family (including 1 of Fehrer and his daughter Elizabeth by Wanda Von Debschitz-Kunowski, 1911), friends, homes, studios, paintings and other works of art which Fehrer admired and copied. The remainder of the collection, ca. 1,000 items, consists of printed material, undated and 1890's-1950's, including books, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and exhibition catalogues.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Lyme, Conn.


Donated 1985 by Catherine and Elizabeth Fehrer, Oscar Fehrer's daughters.

Language Note

Some books, printed material, personal documents and letters are in German.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the possession of Elizabeth and Catherine Fehrer.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Family birth certificates, the Fehrer family tree and one letter are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Oscar Fehrer papers, 1863-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.