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Eugen Spiro Papers

1940-1972

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Abstract

German-Jewish painter interned in the French concentration camp at Gurs, painted portraits of Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, and other notables.

Summary

Creator:
Spiro, Eugen, 1874-1972
Date Coverage:
1940-1972
Quantity:
3 cubic ft.

Eugen(e) Spiro, portrait and landscape painter, graphic artist and illustrator, is best known for his portraits of European personalities (incl. Thomas Mann, Theodor Heuss, Albert Bassermann, Fritz von Unruh, and his first wife Tilla Durieux), American personalities (incl. Archbishop Edward Cardinal Mooney, Judge M. J. Proskauer and George N. Shuster), and famous musicians (incl. Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Bronislaw Hubermann and Gregor Piatigorsky). Perhaps his most well-known portrait is his 1941 rendering of the émigré physicist Albert Einstein. His paintings hang in many museums worldwide including the National Galerie in Berlin, the Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Bezelle Museum in Jerusalem and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Spiro was born in Breslau, Germany, on April 18, 1874, the son of a cantor and one of nine children. He studied art in Breslau under Albrecht Bräuer and later became a master student of Franz von Stuck in Munich. His early portraits of women appeared frequently in, as well as on the covers of, the Jugendstil magazine, Der Jugend. After a brief marriage to the actress Tilla Durieux (1904-1906), Spiro relocated to Paris where he studied the French masters and impressionists, became a Professor at the Académie Moderne, co-founded the Salon d'Automne, and belonged to the circle of artists and writers of the Parisian Café du Dôme.

In 1914, Spiro returned to Berlin where he became Chairman of the Berliner Sezession and a Professor at the Berlin Academy of Arts. He remained in Berlin until Hitler's rise to power in 1933, when he was forbidden to work because of his Jewish background. He voluntarily resigned from his posts in 1934, secured a visa, and was allowed to immigrate to Paris in 1935. Spiro remained in Paris for the next five years, operating as a freelance artist, painting portraits and giving private lessons, participating in exhibits in Amsterdam and London. Together with other immigrants he founded, became co-director and first chairman of the Union des Artistes libres in Paris.

With the spread of the Hitler's influence to France in 1940, Spiro was again forced to flee, this time via Spain and Portugal, arriving in the United States in 1941 at the age of 67, a relatively unknown artist in America. Spiro, a well-known artist in Europe, had asked Albert Einstein years earlier to sit for a portrait. At the time, Einstein had replied that he would sit only for unknown artists. After Spiro's arrival in the U.S. in 1941, he once again approached Einstein to sit for a portrait, this time as a newly arrived émigré and an unknown artist in his newly adopted homeland. This time Einstein agreed and Spiro painted his well-known portrait of the physicist.

Eugen Spiro was married three times: first to actress Tilla Durieux (1904-1906), second to Elisabeth Saenger-Sethe in 1917, with whom he had one son, Peter, and lastly to Lilly Jacoby, whom he met in the French internment camp of Gurs in 1940 and married a year later. The couple settled in New York in 1941. Spiro lived to the age of 98 and died in New York City on September 26, 1972.

Chronology of Events
1874Born on April 18, in Breslau, Germany, one of nine children of the Jewish cantor, Abraham Beer and his wife, Fanny Form Spiro.
1880-1892Attended the Elisabeth-Gymnasium, Breslau.
1892Apprenticeship in fashion design with a ladies garment firm.
1892-1894Attended Royal School of Arts, Breslau; studied under Albrecht Bräuer.
1894-1897Attended the Academy of Arts in Munich, studied under Franz von Stuck.
1897-1898Study trip to Italy with the Saxon school.
1899-1904Teacher and portrait painter in Breslau; contributed to Jugendstil journal Jugend; first series of portraits of musicians.
1900Became member of Münchner Sezession.
1904Moved to Berlin.
1904-1906Married to actress Tilla Durieux.
1906Became a member of Berliner Sezession; participated in exhibits, including Wiener Sezession; moved to Paris.
1906-1914Professor at the Académie Moderne and co-founder of the Salon d'Automne, Paris; belonged to circle of artists and writers of the Café du Dôme; copied French masters and impressionists.
1914Returned to Berlin.
1914-1933Member of the executive board, and President of the Berliner Sezession. Professor at the Academy of Arts, Berlin.
1915-1917Served in the cartographic department of the German general staff.
1917Married Elisabeth Saenger-Sethe, with whom he had one son, Peter. Professor at the Staatliche Kunstschule in Berlin.
1921Study trip to Italy.
1924-1933Chairman of the United Artists' Corporation (Kartell der Vereinigten Bildenden Künstler Berlins).
1927-1933Member of the Experts' and Purchase Committees of the Nationalgalerie Berlin and other German museums.
1929First trip to United States; exhibited his work at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.
1933Prohibited from working by Hitler; voluntary resignation from all honorary posts.
1935Left Germany in September and immigrated to Paris (with visa).
1935-1940Freelance artist in Paris, painting portraits and giving private lessons; participated in exhibits in Amsterdam, London; co-director and first chairman of Union des Artistes libres.
1936Resigned his German citizenship.
1940Not interned because of age; fled with family to Marseilles via Nantes, Biarritz and Pau; met future third wife, Lilly Jacoby in French concentration camp Gurs.
1940-1941Emigration to the United States via Spain and Portugal.
1941Arrived in the U.S. in Baltimore, MD on May 18; moved to New York in May; married Lilly Jacoby on September 30.
1943First individual exhibit at the Galerie St. Etienne, New York, where he would exhibit seven times, the last exhibit on the occasion of his 90th birthday in 1964.
1948-1952Teacher at the Wayman Adams School, Elizabethtown, NY.
1952First post-war visit to the Federal Republic of Germany.
1957First post-war exhibit in the Federal Republic of Germany at the Gallerie Wolfgang Gurlitt in Munich.
1964Awarded Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz from the Federal Republic of Germany.
1969Retrospective exhibit in honor of Spiro's 95th birthday at the Berlin Museum.
1972Died in New York City on September 26 at the age of 98.

The Eugen Spiro Papers consist of 3 cubic feet of materials, 1903-1985, and include 1 cu. ft. of correspondence of Eugen Spiro and his wife, Lilly. Although there is some correspondence with friends, most of the correspondence relates to Spiro's artwork, including letters from many of the individuals he sketched (Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, Theodor Heuss, and numerous prominent musicians). The collection also contains photographs of Spiro's artwork, either in private ownership or in museums, as well as catalogs of his exhibitions, especially with the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City.

The collection is organized as follows:

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Series arrangement statement: SUNY will complete.

All items in this manuscript collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, in June 1986.

Processed by: Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak (May 2007)

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Eugen Spiro Papers, 1940-1972. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Contents of Collection

Quantity:  120 file folders

The series is arranged in three sub-series: general correspondence of Eugen Spiro, 1903-1913 and 1941-1972; correspondence with owners and subjects of Spiro paintings; and correspondence of Lilly Spiro, primarily dating from the years after Eugen's death, 1972-1985. Among the noteworthy correspondents are: Tilla Durieux, Albert Einstein, George Grosz, Theodor Heuss, Otto Loewi, Thomas Mann, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Albert Schweitzer and Gottfried Reinhard Treviranus.

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1 1Adler, Karl1960-1962

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1 2Alexander, Eugen1943

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1 3Amt für Kunst Zehlendorf1963

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1 4Artist Publishing Co Ltd.1961

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1 5Artist Research Project, The City College1955

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1 6Artists Equity Association (AEA)1954

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1 7Berlin Museum (Irmgard Wirth)1969-1985

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1 8Bertram, Else1965

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1 9The Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem1959

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1 10Bezirksamt Tiergarten zu Berlin1965

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1 11Brüning, Heinrich 1945
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1 12Bülow-Galerie, Berlin1965

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1 13The Busoni Society1965

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1 14Colm, Gerhard1944

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1 15Columbia Artists Management, Inc.1953

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1 16Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. / Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture1966-1984

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1 17Corinth, Thomas1969, 1979

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1 18Deutsche Generalkonsul1964-1980

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1 19Deutsche Museen (German museums, general)1963-1969

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1 20Deutsches Museum, München1955-1957

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1 21Dodd, Mead & Company1952

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1 22Durieux, Tilla 1954, 1956
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1 23Einstein, Albert 1941-1942
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1 24Entschädigungsamt Berlin1966-1985

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1 25Fürst, Gerhard1955-1960

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1 26Galerie St. Etienne1964, 1979

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1 27George, Manfred (Aufbau)1953

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1 28Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg1966-1969

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1 29Gesundheit, Betty Rosenthal1960

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1 30Goethe House, New York1971

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1 31Grosz, George 1943
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1 32Heuss, Theodor1954-1963

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1 33Higgins, Mary B.1953

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1 34Hoffmann, Eva1967

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1 35Holde, Artur1950

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1 36Horkheimer, Max 1943
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1 37Hubermann, BronislawUndated

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1 38Hutschnecker, Arnold1955-1961, 1979

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1 39The Jewish Museum, Hebrew Union College1954-1955

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1 40Knudson, Hans1955

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1 41Kunsthalle Bremen (Günter Busch)1960, 1962

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1 42Lucks, Kai1971

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1 43Mann, Golo 1971
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1 44Mann, Thomas 1941, 1950, 1951
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1 45Max Beckmann Gesellschaft1967

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1 46Mayer, Hans-Otto1970

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1 47The Metropolitan Opera Guild1951

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1 48Meyer, Hermann1967-1968

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1 49Mitropoulos, Dimitri1951

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1 50Musician lithographs (general)1946-1971

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1 51Musikhaus Au Concert1967-1968

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1 52Picard, Jacob1964

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1 53Radio Corporation of America (R.C.A)1950, 1953

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1 54Redslob, Edwin1965, Undated

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1 55Reinhardt, Max 1933
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1 56Rembrandt Verlag, Berlin1970-1971

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1 57Revenaugh, Daniel1965

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1 58Sachs, Charlotte Cramer1951

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1 59Scheyer, Ernst1959-1978

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1 60Schiller Nationalmuseum, Marbach1968-1969

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1 61Seaman, Julian1944

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1 62Shuster, George N.1945, 1960

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1 63Spencker, Joachim (Carl Hanser Verlag)1970

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1 64Spiro, Peter1969, 1985

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1 65Süddeutscher Verlag (Ludwig Kusche)1964-1965

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1 66Swarzenski, George1942

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1 67Treviranus, G. R.1945, 1957-1958

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1 68Unruh, Fritz von1960

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1 69U.S. Treasury Department (re: War Bonds campaign)1943

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1 70Weltsch, Robert1963-1964

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1 71Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg1964-1969

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1 72Zaudmer, Ursula1949

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1 73Zucker, Paul1943

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1 74Early letters 1903-1913
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1 75Miscellaneous letters1946-1970

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1 7675th birthday1949

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1 7780th birthday1954

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1 7885th birthday1959

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1 7990th birthday, A-K1964

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1 8090th birthday, L-Z1964

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1 8190th birthday, ORT1964

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1 8295th birthday1969
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1 83A. von Bethmann-Hollweg Antiquitäten 1981
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1 84American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (Siegfried Ullmann)1955, 1958, 1963

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1 84American Council for Emigrés in the Professions (ACEP)1968

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1 84Archives of American Art1977

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1 85Assmann, Leo Robert1962

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1 85Buzalski, Ulrich 1964
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1 85Carnegie Institute of Technology, Department of Fine Arts1948

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1 86Consistoire Israelite de Paris (Baron Guy de Rothschild)1956

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1 87Engel, Max1955

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1 87Erkens, August 1964
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1 87Fenton, Betty & Morris 1970
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1 88Firkusny, Rudolf1946

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1 88Firle, Tomas 1969
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1 89Fischbeck, Walter 1969-1971
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1 89Florian Karsch Galerie NierendorfUndated

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1 90Fraenkel, Ernst1955-1956

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1 90Friedlaender, Eugen1949

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1 90Grosche, Hildegard 1965
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1 90Grunfeld, Ernst1969

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1 90Guttstadt, Riwa & John Undated
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1 91Hempe, Fritz1959-1960

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1 91Hesse, R.1958

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1 91Heyden, Gunter 1972
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1 91Hirschel, Hans 1964
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1 92Hochschild, Mauricio1961

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1 92Horowitz, Wanda T.1943

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1 92Hussarek, F. 1969
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1 92Jacobson, Gunther1943

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1 92Jessner, Elsa1958

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1 93Kaiser, J.1970

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1 93Kempinski, MelanieUndated

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1 93Klein, Anni1966

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1 93Knittl, Andreas 1960-1961
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1 94Koussevitzky, Serge1948

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1 94Kreisler, Fritz1945

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1 94Kultusministerium Baden-Württemberg1966-1967

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1 95Lamm, Curt & Elena1960

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1 95Leo Baeck Institute1975

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1 95Levy, Erna 1960
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1 96Lewin, Lola1969-1973

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1 97Loewi, Otto1954

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1 97Marsh, Elizabeth1953

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1 97Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris1954

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1 97Museum der Stadt Karlsruhe1959

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1 98Nissen, Rudolph1949-1950

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1 98Oppenheimer, Chanan 1958
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1 98Peerce, Jan1944, 1949

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1 98Pinza, Ezio1946

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1 98Popper, Kurt S.1962

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1 99Rosenfeld, I. 1961
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1 99Rosenthal, Theo1960

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1 99Scherman, Bernadette1956

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1 99Schnabel, Artur1945

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1 100Schonwald-Pringsheim, Isolde 1964
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1 100Schweitzer, Albert 1957
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1 100Seelig, Arthur 1953
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1 100Serkin, Rudolf1946

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1 101Seydel, Gerhard1957-1958, 1970

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1 102Siepi, Cesare1953

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1 102Skaupy, Walther 1964
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1 102Sonnenschein, Paul Undated
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1 102Stefansson, Vilhjalmur1954

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1 102Stolzenberg, Ilse1960

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1 102Szell, George1952

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1 103Tel Aviv Museum, Jerusalem 1969-1985
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1 104Veit, Suse Abramczyk 1964
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1 104Vincenz, Hubert1972

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1 104Walker, Betty1970

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1 104Walter, Bruno1943

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1 105Weber, Alfred1968, 1970

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1 105Württemberg, Odo von1944
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1 106Abercron, Wilko von (Galerei von Abercron)1978-1985

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1 107Berlinische Galerie1983

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1 108Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach1978

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1 108Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer1972

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1 108Grether, Aloys1969, 1977-1979

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1 109Gruber, Gerd1978-1979

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1 110Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (Anthony R. Michaelis re: Einstein photos)1977-1978

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1 111Jüdisches Museum, Ost-Berlin (Hermann Simon)1983

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1 112Die Künstlergilde e.V. (Schremmer)1969-1977

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1 113Liebrecht, Vera1985

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1 114Max-Planck-Gesellschaft1970-1971

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1 114Mount Sinai Hospital1977

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1 114Nathorff, HerthaUndated

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1 115Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg1973-1974

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1 115Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern (Wilhelm Weber)1973

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1 116Rauter, Herbert (Consul)1977-1978

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1 116Schocken, Wolfgang A.1982-1983

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1 116Sieger, Henry, C.P.A.1979-1983

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1 117Smith, Dawn1974

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1 117Smithsonian Institution1979

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1 117Starck-Pauly, Ilse1985

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1 118Stern, Isaac1976

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1 118Three Lions Inc., Publishers (Max G. Lowenherz)1975, 1977

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1 118Universitätsbibliothek Düsseldorf (Thomas Mann Sammlung) 1977, 1980
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photographs

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1 119Condolence letters1972

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1 120Miscellaneous correspondenceUndated
Quantity:  4 file folders

This series consists primarily of texts prepared by Eugen Spiro, including versions of curriculum vitae, short biographies, and lists of paintings for exhibits.

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2 1Biographical statements, incl. curriculum vitae, lists of portraits painted and exhibited, short biographical statements, lexicon entriesUndated

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2 2Biographical statements about Spiro by others, incl. Ernst Freund, Max Osborn, Ernst Scheyer, Margarethe SteinbergUndated

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2 3Documents ca. 1964
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Including death certificate, Grosse Verdienstkreuz.

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2 4Awards -- newspaper clippingsUndated
Quantity:  8 file folders

This series consists of typescripts of essays as well as several early stories by Spiro.

Arranged chronologically.

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2 5"Tante Rosie."ClippingUndated

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2 6"Ein neuer Spiegel, der kein Spiegelbild zeigt". Clipping1932

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2 6"The double-mirror" ca. 1954
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typescript of English text

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2 7"Als ich Albert Einstein malte" 1955 May 9
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typescript, newspaper clipping

also related correspondence.

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2 8"Die Vier (Ein fragmentarische Pessacherzählung)". Unpublished 1961 April 1
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typescript

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2 9"Weg der Menschlichkeit". Unpublished 1962 April 18
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typescript

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2 10"Wie ich den Raub der Mona Lisa entdeckte" 1963 February 15
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typescript, newspaper clipping

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2 11"Selbstbetrachtung (Selbstportrait?)" ca. 1964
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typescript

English version, entitled "Looking at Myself ..." Typescript.

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2 12"Edouard Manet's first 'plein air' painting" Undated
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typescript, unpublished

Quantity:  16 file folders

This series consists of articles in newspapers and magazines about Spiro, reviews of exhibits of his work, as well as catalogs of exhibits.

Arranged chronologically.

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2 13Clippings 1903-1978
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Includes clippings about his arrival in the U.S.

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2 14Catalogs, clippings concerning Spiro exhibit at the Galerie St. Etienne1943 February-1943 March

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2 15Catalogs of Spiro exhibit, Galerie St. Etienne1945 January-1945 February

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2 16Clippings of Spiro exhibits1952-1973

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2 17Clippings concerning Spiro's teaching1952-1956

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2 18Catalogs of Spiro / James N. Rosenberg exhibit, Galerie St. Etienne1954 May

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2 19Clippings, catalog of Spiro exhibit, Galerie Gurlit1957 August

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2 20Clippings, 85th birthday1959

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2 21Catalogs, clippings of Spiro exhibit, Galerie St. Etienne1960 February 6

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2 22Catalogs, materials concerning Spiro exhibit, Galerie St. Etienne1964 April

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2 23Clippings, articles concerning Spiro's 90th birthday1964

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2 24Copies of Self-portrait (1964) and facsimile thank you note sent to friends1964

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2 25Catalogs of Berlin Museum exhibit1969

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2 26Clippings, articles concerning Spiro's 95th birthday1969

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2 27Obituaries, memorial addresses, clippings1972

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2 28Catalogs, materials concerning posthumous Spiro exhibits, Galerie von Abercron1978 January 28, 1978 September 13
Quantity:  8 file folders

This series contains printed reproductions of Spiro's paintings in magazines and newspapers, as well as copies of early magazine covers illustrated by Spiro. In addition, the series contains photographs (mostly dated) of Spiro's portraits, landscape paintings and sketches of prominent musicians. Additional photographs of Spiro's artwork are located in the correspondence files of their owners (Series 1).

Arranged chronologically.

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3 1Reproductions of early artwork in magazines, magazine covers, etc.1916-1930

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3 2Photographs of Albert Einstein portraitsUndated

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3 3Reproductions of Einstein portraits1943-1979

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3 4Reproductions of Spiro sketch entitled "Round trip"1949-1950

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3 5Reproductions of artwork in magazines1953-1967

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3 6Photographs of Spiro's prophet series, newspaper clippings1960-1961

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3 7Reproductions of Spiro's prophet series in magazines, etc.1960-1961

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3 8Photographs of Spiro's artwork1905-1962, Undated
Quantity:  20 file folders

This series consists primarily of snapshot photographs of Eugen and Lilly Spiro, their friends and family members, including vacation photos and candid photos of Spiro's summer teaching classes.

Arranged chronologically.

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3 9Photosearly and ca. 1941-1943

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3 10Old passport photos, Eugen and Lilly SpiroUndated

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3 11Callicoon1948

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3 12Lawrence Painting Group1948-1957

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3 13Postcards1947 Summer, 1954 Summer, 1959 Summer

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3 14Teaching, Elizabethtown1949-1952, 1955

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3 14Teaching, Hanover, NH1953

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3 15Photograph1954 Summer

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3 16Kennebunkport, ME1955 Summer

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3 17Europe1956 June

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3 18South America1956 October

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3 19Orta, Italy1958

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3 2085th birthday1959

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3 21Denmark1960

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3 22Photograph1965 June

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3 23Snapshots1968

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3 24Slidesca. 1970

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3 25Friends: G. R. Treviranus & familyUndated

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3 26FriendsUndated

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3 27Friends1961-1970

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3 28Exhibition openings1954, 1960, 1978
Quantity:  8 file folders

This series contains copies of original Spiro holiday cards, memorabilia, and materials concerning subjects of interest.

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3 29Original Spiro Christmas cards1950-1965

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3 30Balthus. Magazine articles aboutUndated

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3 31Loewi, Otto. PublicationsUndated

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3 32MemorabiliaUndated

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3 33Polgar, Alfred. "Cera" Undated
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typescript 3 p.

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3 34Scheyer, Ernst. PublicationsUndated

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3 35-36Miscellaneous materialsUndated