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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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  • Senate Avoids Conflict in Cape Park Hearings
    Clipping of article from the Cape Cod Standard Times dated February 22, 1961 and headed...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Petition for Hearing on Provincelands
    Section of the New Beacon newspaper date October 19, 1960 with an article headed "Residents...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Photo of Martha Graham and Mikahil Baryshnikov
    Clipping of a photograph from the New York Times dated October 1, 1989 showing Martha Graham and...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art
  • Letter from Josephine Del Deo to Senator Leverett Saltonstall
    Onionskin copy of a letter dated February 17, 1961 from Josephine Del Deo to Senator Leverett...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, United States. National Park Service, Del Deo, Josephine
  • Letter from"Hazel" concerning the Cape Cod National Seashore.
    Letter dated February 17, 1961 to Jeanne Bultman from "Hazel" related to the...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, United States. National Park Service
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