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Ulfert Wilke papers, 1934-1977

Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987

Collector, Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 10 Microfilm reels

Summary: Diaries, correspondence, sketchbooks, drawings, photographs, printed material, and scrapbooks.
REELS N68-52 - N68-56: Diary entries and sketchbooks, 1934-1968; biographical material; photographs of Wilke, his family, studio, exhibitions, and paintings and bronzes; drawings; exhibition catalogs, 1953-1968; clippings, 1942-1963; a scrapbook, 1942-1959; correspondence with family, galleries, museums, universities, and artists, including Max Beckmann (1954), Eugene Berman (1961-1967), Julius Bissier (1962-1968), Maurice Bonnefoy (1955-1958), Phillip Evergood 1944-1958), Lyonel and Julia Feininger (1940-1962), George Grosz (1938-1956), Carl Holty (1957-1964), Alfred Jensen (1953), Robert Motherwell (1957-1961), Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Tobey (ca. 1960); and scattered business records.
REELS 1359-1363: Correspondence; photographs of Wilke, his studio, art work, and family; 6 diaries, 1968-1976; lists of his drawings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, press releases, and clippings; scrapbooks; 2 Christmas card designs; files on Wilke's art collection, exhibitions, and on his father, Rudolf Wilke.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art administrator, art collector; Solon, Iowa. Born Bad Tolz, Germany. Director, Department of Art, Kalamazoo College And Institute of Arts, 1940-1942; Director, University of Iowa Museum of Art.


Lent for microfilming by Ulfert Wilke, 1968 and 1977.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Ulfert Wilke, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N68-52 - N68-56 and 1359-1363 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Ulfert Wilke papers, 1934-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.