Material relating to Kurt Schwitters compiled by his English companion, Mrs Edith ‘Wantee’ Thomas mostly after the artist’s death in 1948

1948–91

collection owner: Kurt Schwitters, ‘Material relating to Kurt Schwitters compiled by his English companion, Mrs Edith ‘Wantee’ Thomas mostly after the artist’s death in 1948’ 1948–91

Available online are various items selected from the Kurt Schwitters collection featuring writings, correspondence and photographs, particularly relating to Schwitters' relationship with Edith Thomas, and the court case between Edith and Kurt Schwitters' son, Ernst, regarding the division of Schwitters' works following his death. Items from this collection also available online are: private view cards and exhibition catalogues relating to exhibitions featuring Schwitters' work; photographs of Schwitters, and his family and friends; and photographs of his works and locations he visited.

Further details on this collection are available on the archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Kurt Schwitters 1887–1948
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Edith Thomas's son, Geoff Thomas, in 1995.
Reference
TGA 9510

139 objects in this collection

Title
Private view cards featuring Schwitters in solo and group exhibitions
Date
1948–87
Description
Solo private view cards filed first in date order. Includes cards for solo exhibitions at Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1952; Lord's Gallery, London, 1958; Pasadena Art Museum, 1962; and [Ambleside?], 1987. PVC's for Group exhibitions include: 'Collage', Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1948; 'Arp ... Van Doesburg', Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1955 and 'Dada - Constructivism', Annely Juda, 1984.
Reference
TGA 9510/4/6