Lawrence Kupferman papers


Lawrence Kupferman papers


Typescripts of 2 incomplete novels; exhibition material; photographs and slides; and a career outline. Typescripts of two incomplete novels written ca. 1949. The first, BEGGAR'S BREAD, 449 pp., is set in Boston during the Depression, and concerns the efforts of the protangonist, an artist, to survive the period, in part through a connection with the Federal Art Project, which is described in detail. Living artists and situations represented in the novel are identified on frames 1 and 2 . These include Jack Levine and his studio, Hyman Bloom, Karl Knaths, and Joan Marshall. The second novel, FLIGHT, consists of three chapters only. Exhibition material, 1941-1971, including 20 notebooks recording information on the prices, buyers, medium and subject matter of specific works, sketches, poetry and occasional correspondence; one notebook containing lists of Kupferman's exhibits, announcements and catalogs; one notebook listing sales of graphics; exhibition catalogs, announcements, photographs and clippings. 40 photographs of Kupferman, his wife, friends and his paintings; 90 slides of his paintings; and a career outline.

0.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 7 reels)


SNAC Resource ID: 8206113

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