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A Finding Aid to the Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001 | Digitized Collection

Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001

Blume, Peter, 1906-1992

Sculptor, Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Peter Blume in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 9,605 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 7.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York and Connecticut painter Peter Blume date from 1870 to 2001 and measure 7.6 linear feet. Found are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, galleries and institutions, and writers; writings on art by Blume and others; subject files regarding organizations, works of art, exhibitions, and reference files; personal business records; printed material; two scrapbooks; photographs of Blume, family, friends, and works of art; extensive artwork; and material relating to Blume's wife's family, the Cratons.

Biographical/Historical Note

Russian-born painter and sculptor Peter Blume (1906-1992) was active in New York and Connecticut.

Provenance

The Peter Blume papers were donated by in 1993 by Grace Blume, Peter Blume's widow. Additional papers were donated by Catherine Weiss, Jamie Vance, and Leigh Butler in 2010.

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Funding

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