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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...]

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  • Letter from Senator Edward C. Stone to Maurice C. Brigadier
    Letter from Senator Edward C. Stone to Maurice C. Brigadier dated November 4, 1960 relating to...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Brigadier, Maurice
  • Letter to Fritz Bultman from Senator Edward C. Stone
    Copy of a letter to Fritz Bultman from Senator Edward C. Stone dated October 19, 1960 relating to...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Letter to Udall
    Type paper entitled "Text of Letter to Udall" relating to the establishment of Cape Cod...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands
  • Legal Background of the "Provincelands"
    Typed note dated February 15, 1961 addressed to Maurice "Brig" Brigadier from Jeanne...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Handwritten drafts by Bultman on social disturbances in Provincetown
    Handwritten drafts of letter by Fritz Bultman (undated, although reference is made to having...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Local government -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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