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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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  • Fritz Bultman's studio
    Provincetown Arts magazine, VOl.2, Number 1, July 1986 - featuring Fritz Bultman's studio on the...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Historic buildings--Massachusetts-Provincetown, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Selections from Myron Stout's Journal
    Envelope with letter dated July 29, 1997 from Tina Dickey to Jeanne Bultman including typed...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Art, Modernism, Modernism (Art), Hoffman, Hans
  • Letter from Fritz to Parents (Feb.20,1942)
    Letter from Fritz Bultman to his parents mentioning Tennessee Williams getting award for best one...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Art, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Letter from Fritz to Parents (Oct. 8, 1942)
    Letter from Fritz to his parents dated October 8, 1942. Mentions he is expecting a 1A...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Art, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Letter from Ethel Ball to Fritz Bultman's father
    Letter dated July 18, 1944 from Ethel Ball to Fritz's father regarding the recording of the deed...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
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