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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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  • Note from Norma Starobin to Maurice"Brig" Brigadier
    Handwritten note from Norma Starobin to "Maurice" (Brigadier?)dated October 20th...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Provincetown Property Owners Protective Association (Provincetown, Mass.), Brigadier, Maurice
  • National Audubon Society letter
    Letter and envelope from the National Audubon Society to Maurice Brigadier as President of the...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Provincetown Property Owners Protective Association (Provincetown, Mass.), Brigadier, Maurice
  • Onionskin drawing of Outer Cape land areas
    Drawing on onionskin showing Outer Cape and areas of land that were not included in the...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society letter
    Letter from the Massachusetts Audubon Society to Maurice Brigadier dated November 8,1960 related...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Brigadier, Maurice
  • Article of future Clapps Pond development
    Clipping from the Cape Cod Standard-Times dated October 26, 1960 with headline "Residential...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands
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