Charles Volkmar papers


Charles Volkmar papers


Printed material, biographical material, correspondence, and photographs (ca. 1860-1920) documenting the Volkmar family's involvement in the development of the ceramics industry in northeastern America. The collection focuses on Charles Volkmar but the careers of Carl, Leon (1879-1959), and Charles Volkmar, Sr. (1809-1892) are also documented. Material on Charles Volkmar includes correspondence (1897-1915), notes and writings, clippings (1872-1913), articles, 2 sketchbooks, and prints and drawings. In the original 41-page typed draft of his reminiscences, Charles Volkmar writes of his flight to Europe at the outbreak of the civil war, the life of American artists in Paris, studying landscape painting under Henri Harpignies, the work of Jean-Francois Millet and Charles Emile Jacque, and his work painting pottery and tiles in France, after which he returned to the United States and went into the ceramics business. Leon Volkmar's correspondence (1901-1953) and printed materials discuss the business, artistic and family traditions of the ceramics industry. Photographs depict Leon, his family, the Volkmar Pottery and the tiles and ceramics they produced. Carl Volkmar's family papers, documents (1827-1838) and a notebook are all in German.


SNAC Resource ID: 8261304

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Jacque, Charles-Émile, 1813-1894 (person)

Painter. Director of School of Fine Arts, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. From the description of Charles Emile Jacque photograph, [ca. 1971]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545538 ...

Volkmar, Leon, 1879-1959. (person)

Harpignies, Henri, 1819-1916 (person)

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Millet, Jean-François, 1814-1875 (person)

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Volkmar, Charles, 1809-1892 (person)

Volkmar, Charles, 1841-1914 (person)

Charles Volkmar was a painter, etcher, and potter. He studied in France with Antoine Louis Bazre and Henri Harpignes for about 15 years and then worked in the New York City area for many years. At first a landscape and animal painter, Volkmar later became a potter and is best known for his art pottery. From the description of Drawings for ceramics, 1888-1894. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122394128 Ceramist, painter. Born in Baltimore, Ch...

Volkmar, Carl. (person)