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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 Fritz to Parents (Jul. 24,1944)
    Letter from Fritz to hisparents dated July 24,1944; he discusses house renovations mentioning...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Letter from Fritz to Parents (Aug.8,1944)
    Letter from Fritz to his parents dated August 8,1944; gives an update on house renovations. Also...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Letter from Fritz to Parents (August 30, 1944)
    Letter from Fritz to his parents dated August 30, 1944; contains multiple invoices relative to...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Letter from Fritz to Parents (Sept. 6, 1944)
    Letter from Fritz to his parents dated Sept.6, 1944; he updates progress on the house. He...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Letter from Peter Hunt to Fritz's Dad
    Letter from Peter Hunt to Fritz's Dad dated November 22, 1944. Mr. Hunt appologizes for not...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
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