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Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch, 1950- 1979, 2002

Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch, 1950- 1979, 2002

Barrett, Thomas R., 1927-

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1979 and 2002. The 113 letters and postcards from William Kienbusch to Barrett and Mancuso document their long friendship and describe in great detail Kienbusch's life as an artist in New York and Maine. Also found are 15 snapshot photographs of Keinbusch, Barrett, and Mancuso outdoors.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas R. Barrett (1927-) was a painter from Castine, Me. Leni Mancuso, married to Thomas R. Barrett is a painter and a student of William Kienbusch at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, lives in Castine, Me. William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter who taught art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and spent summers in Maine.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2002 by Thomas R. Barrett and Leni Mancuso.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch,
1950-1979, 2002
, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart
Biographical Note
William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter and art instructor in New York, NY, and Cranberry Island, Maine. Kienbusch enjoyed a long friendship with painters Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso. Mancuso studied painting with Kienbusch at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Barrett and Mancuso spent most of the year in Maine and often went on summer painting trips to the coastal islands with Kienbusch.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series:
Series 1: Letters from William Kienbusch, 1950-1979, 2002 (Box 1; 8 folders)
Series 2: Photographs, 1953-1958, 1966, 2002 (Box 1; 3 folders)
Scope and Content Note
The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1979 and 2002. The 113 letters and postcards from William Kienbusch to Barrett and Mancuso document their long friendship and describe in great detail Kienbusch's life as an artist in New York and Maine. Also found are 15 snapshot photographs of Keinbusch, Barrett, and Mancuso outdoors.
Provenance
The collection was donated in 2002 by Thomas R. Barrett and Leni Mancuso.
Related Material
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001; the Walter Maitland correspondence with and about William Kienbusch, 1969-1981; the William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977; and an oral history interview with William Kienbusch conducted by Forrest Selvig, November 1-7, 1968.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared in 2011 by Erin Kinhart.

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

Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch, 1950- 1979, 2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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