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Lene Schneider-Kainer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3180

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains biographical notes on Lene Schneider-Kainer; photographs of her and signed photographs of the German author Bernhard Kellermann; and an album with newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs. The album covers the years 1929-1951, and includes clippings pertaining to Schneider-Kainer, her work, and exhibits of her work; magazine articles concerning her trip through Asia with Kellermann, some written by him, illustrated with photographs of her related paintings; and photographs of Kellermann, Schneider-Kainer, and her paintings.

Dates

  • 1921-1968

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, Italian, Spanish, Danish and Thai.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Lene Schneider was born May 16, 1885, in Vienna, Austria. She studied painting in Vienna and in Munich. From 1926 to 1928, she participated in an expedition to Asia, which brought her and the author Bernhard Kellermann to Iran, Ladakh (Klein-Tibet), India, Thailand, and China. She then moved to Berlin, where she was sustained by the Prussian Academy of Fine Arts and the Villa Masimo in Rome. After a sojourn in Spain in the 1930s, she settled in New York, and in 1954 she moved on to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she was known under the name Elena Eleska. She died in 1971.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

The collection contains biographical notes on Lene Schneider-Kainer; photographs of her and signed photographs of the German author Bernhard Kellermann; and an album with newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs. The album covers the years 1929-1951, and includes clippings pertaining to Schneider-Kainer, her work, and exhibits of her work; magazine articles concerning her trip through Asia with Kellermann, some written by him, illustrated with photographs of her related paintings; and photographs of Kellermann, Schneider-Kainer, and her paintings.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the folder

Separated Material

Reisetagebuch 1926-1938, ME 1035 has been removed to the LBI Memoir Collection
Title
Guide to the Lene Schneider-Kainer Collection, 1921-1968  AR 3180
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Sarah Glover
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 07, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States