History Project Logo

Bultman Collection

Bultman

Overview

Jeanne Lawson Bultman was a Modern Art Activist and one of the last pivotal participants in the American Abstract Expressionist art scene of the 1950s and 1960s.  From the time of her marriage to Abstract Expressionist Fritz Bultman (one of the twenty-eight prominent New York School artists dubbed "The Irascibles" in the seminal 1950 article and historic photograph published by Life Magazine) on Christmas Eve 1943 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, until 2007, Jeanne Bultman shepherded her husband's artistic career; and after his death July 20, 1985, his legacy. While she considered herself as a mere bystander, not an artist, she was a noted stained glass maker whose largest commission (1981) was the 54 foot long Bultman Stained Glass Mural at Kalamazoo College consisting of more than 3000 pieces of glass duplicating the adjacent collages created by her husband.  The New York art scene was a sharp contrast to her small-town Midwestern roots where she came from one of the founding families of Hastings, Nebraska. Her only artistic endeavor consisted of singing in the choir of the First Presbyterian Church. After her graduation from high school in 1936 she set off for New York    [More...]

Showing all archives in the Bultman collection
Images:
Items per page:
  • "Vase of Winds"
    Photocopy of sculpture by Fritz Bultman, Vase of Winds, 1964.
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Art, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.), Modernism (Art)
  • Photograph of Fritz Bultman
    Photocopy of an undated photograph of Fritz Bultman.
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Photograph of Fritz Bultman in his studio
    Photocopy of an undated photograph of Fritz Bultman in his studio.
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Photograph of Fritz Bultman
    Photocopy of an undated photograph of Fritz Bultman.
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Cape Seashore Park Hearings
    Clipping of an article from the Cape Cod Standard Times dated February 18, 1961 and headed...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.), Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
Images:
Items per page:

NOTICE: It appears you do not have Javascript enabled in your Web browser. To access some of the features on the site (including email links) you must enable Javascript and refresh the page.