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Bultman

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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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  • White House letter to Stanley Kunitz
    Copy of a letter from the White House to Stanley Kunitz dated February 11, 1961 related to the...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Kunitz, Stanley
  • "Senators Deplore Cape Cod Park Delay
    Provincetown Advocate dated September 29, 1960 contaning articles headed " Senators Deplore...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Local government -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown, Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown Advocate, Town Meeting
  • "Lower Cape Selectmen Dislike New Park Bill"
    Clipping from the Cape Cod Standard Times dated February 15, 1961 headed "Lower Cape...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.) Board of Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, United States. National Park Service
  • Letter form Miriam to Fritz and Jeanne Bultman
    Handwritten letter to Fritz and Jeanne Bultman from "Miriam" (Hapgood DeWitt?) dated...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, DeWitt, Miriam Hapgood
  • Envelope from Jeanne Bultman to Maurice Brigadier
    Envelope from Jeanne Bultman to Maurice Brigadier postmarked January 2, 1961.
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Brigadier, Maurice
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