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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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  • Photo of Jeanne Bultman, Stanley and Elise Kunitz
    Color photograph of Jeanne Bultman, Stanley Kunitz and his wife, Elise Asher, in the home of Tony...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Poetry, Kunitz, Stanley
  • Mailing list for interested citizens in the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore
    Handwritten list of names and addresses of individuals with residences in both Provincetown and...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Brigadier, Maurice, Hoffman, Hans
  • Jeanne Bultman correspondence to 'Brig'
    Typewritten correspondence from Jeanne Bultman to 'Brig" (Maurice Brigadier) dated January...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Breakwater (West End), Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Brigadier, Maurice, Miller Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Miller Hill Road (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Correspondence to Mrs. Maurice Brigadier
    Correspondence (in a stamped envelope - see the actual archive) to Mrs. Maurice Brigadier...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Chermayeff, Serge, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands
  • Letter from Fritz Bultman to Senator Edward C. Stone
    Copy of a letter dated October 10, 1960 from Fritz Bultman to Senator Edward C. Stone with...
    Collection: Bultman
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Brigadier, Maurice
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