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Correspondence mainly between Ernst's wife Dorothea (Tanning) and attorney John Frank regarding Max Ernst's efforts to retain American citizenship, which was jeapordized by the McCarren Act and Ernst's extended periods of residence abroad. Many of the letters provide details of Ernst's career and give a chronology of his travels. Included is one letter from Max Ernst to John Frank.
Max and Dorothea Ernst letters concerning Max Ernst's American citizenship status, [ca. 1957]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3829 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the possession of donor Jimmy Ernst, East Hampton, New York.
Also found in the Archives are the Jimmy Ernst papers.
Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a painter and sculptor, from New York, N.Y.
Donated 1982 by Jimmy Ernst, son of Max Ernst.
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