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Von Groschwitz, Gustave


According to an Iowa City Press-Citizen article dated August 16, 1968, T. F. Gustave Von Groschwitz received his B. A. degree at Columbia University in 1927 and M. A. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 1949. His thesis was titled The Original Lithograph in Color in the XIXth Century. During the Great Depression, Von Groschwitz served as head, Graphic Art Division, Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration in New York City. His papers include exhibition catalogs sponsored by this program during January 1937 and January 1938. A transcript of a 1964 interview about his New Deal experience is housed in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. In fall 1938, he was appointed as art instructor and curator of prints at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. In 1947 he was named curator of prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum and served concurrently as adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati. Von Groschwitz served as director of the Pittsburgh Museum of Art from 1963 until he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa on July 1, 1968, as associate director of the new UI Museum of Art, which opened in May 1969. Von Groschwitz worked to further promote the career of printer Mauricio Lasansky, of Argentina, through a National Endowment for the Arts grant to hold a retrospective exhibit of 200 items in 1975. Von Groschwitz resigned in 1974. His memberships included: Society of American Etchers; charter member of Print Council of America; trustee of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop; Grolier Club bibliophile society. According to, Von Groschwitz was born April 16, 1906, in New York City.

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Gustave Von Groschwitz Papers

Identifier: RG99.0318
Abstract Associate director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1968-1974. Head of Graphic Arts Division of the WPA in New York City during the Great Depression. Worked to further the career of printer Mauricio Lasansky.
Dates: 1936-1975