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William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977

William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977

Kienbusch, William Austin, 1914-1980

Art teacher, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet

Summary: The William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1977. Found in this collection are 93 letters and postcards in which Kienbusch discusses his work as a landscape painter and art instructor in New York and Maine, family business, activities with the Hamabes, their mutual friends, and other artists. Included as letter attachments are newspaper clippings and three catalogs for Kienbusch exhibitions at Kraushaar Gallery from 1959, 1969, and 1975.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter in New York, N.Y. and Maine.

Provenance

The letters were donated in 1984 by Francis Hamabe.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the William Kienbusch Letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe,
1958-1977
, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart
Scope and Content Note
The William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1977. Found in this collection are 93 letters and postcards in which Kienbusch discusses his work as a landscape painter and art instructor in New York and Maine, family business, activities with the Hamabes, their mutual friends, and other artists. Included as letter attachments are newspaper clippings and three catalogs for Kienbusch exhibitions at Kraushaar Gallery from 1959, 1969, and 1975.
Biographical Note
William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter and art instructor in New York, NY, and Cranberry Island, Maine. Kienbusch befriended Rockport, Maine artist Francis Hamabe (1917-2002) and his wife Sydney (1917-1978). Hamabe was the co-founder of the Maine Coast Artists Association.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series:
Series 1: William Kienbusch Letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Provenance
The letters were donated in 1984 by Francis Hamabe.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2011.

Additional Forms Available

The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3118 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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