Hauser & Wirth Institute is producing an online catalogue raisonné of Franz Kline paintings on canvas, 1950–1962, in cooperation with the Estate of Franz Kline. The Institute provided funding to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, to catalogue and digitize the Elisabeth Zogbaum papers regarding Franz Kline to support the catalogue raisonné research and enable unrestricted online access to the archive through the Archives of American Art’s website. These two initiatives will enrich scholarship on Franz Kline and increase public knowledge of his work and contributions to art history. Franz Kline Paintings, 1950–1962 will provide researchers and the public free and open access to this definitive resource on Kline’s paintings from a watershed period in the career of this eminent American abstractionist.
Franz Kline Paintings, 1950–1962 is being developed under the direction of Kline scholar Dr. Robert Mattison, Dr. Marshall R. Metzger Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art at Lafayette College. Dr. Mattison’s scholarship on American modernism has included such artists as Arshile Gorky, Grace Hartigan, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Theodoros Stamos. Dr. Mattison earned PhD and MFA degrees from Princeton University, an MA from Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a BA from Middlebury College.
If you would like to provide information about a painting by Franz Kline in your collection, we kindly ask that you fill out the information request form, linked below, to the best of your knowledge. If there is more than one work in your collection that falls into this category, please complete individual forms for each. Only the painting’s owner, or an authorized representative of the painting’s owner, may complete this form. Any information that you provide will be used solely for the purposes of the Franz Kline catalogue raisonné project. Please note Hauser & Wirth Institute does not authenticate or provide valuations of Franz Kline artworks.