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Robert S. Neuman papers, 1950-2007

Neuman, Robert S. (Robert Sterling), 1926-

Art teacher, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: A transcript of an interview of Neuman conducted by D. Quinn Mills; and printed material relating to Neuman.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert S. Neuman (1926- ) was an abstract painter and art instructor who lived and worked in San Francisco, Germany, Spain, and Boston.


Material on reels 4544-4545 lent for microfilming 1990 by Robert S. Neuman. One interview transcript was subsequently donated along with printed material (not previously lent) in 2011 by Christina Godfrey, Neuman's granddaughter.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is material relating to Neuman that was lent for microfilming in 1990 (reels 4544-4545), including biographical material; a proposal by D. Quinn Mills for a book "The Paintings and Drawings of Robert S. Neuman"; an essay by Mills "Pedazos Del Mundo; three interview transcripts of Neuman conducted by Mills (one of these subsequently donated); three scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs; and photographs of Neuman, his works of art, and of others.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 4544-4545: Originals returned to the donor, Robert S. Neuman after microfilming; one interview transcript subsequently donated).

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Material lent for microfilming in 1990 is available on 35mm microfilmeels 4544-4545 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

Robert S. Neuman papers, 1950-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.