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Eitner (Lorenz) papers
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The collection includes Stanford Museum and Art Department correspondence, lecture notes (boxes 1-8), publications drafts, research files, and unpublished research projects (boxes 13-15 and 24-39).
Lorenz Eitner, an expert in 18th- and 19th-century European art and renowned for his work on Théodore Géricault, was born Aug. 27, 1919, in Brno, Czechoslovakia, of Austrian parents. His mother belonged to the Thonet family, which had originated the bentwood furniture-making process. His father worked in the business. Eitner was educated in Frankfurt and Berlin. The family moved to Brussels about the time the Nazis came to power, and immigrated to South Carolina in 1935.
39 Linear Feet
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