"Unfortunately, the present time is as bad for us as possible. Within 2 weeks, we will literally be without funds. Although people owe us money, we have been waiting in vain since July for payment. But somehow we will find a solution. The S. F. Museum has also pledged a sale; the Whitney Museum in N.Y. also invited me to the exhibition in November; 3 or 4 other exhibitions have already been agreed for the winter here in N.Y. in several galleries …. Dr. Neumeyer would like to show the watercolors at Mills College after the exhibition in S.F. has ended."
Dr. Alfred Neumeyer (1901–1973) was an art historian who fled Nazi Germany for the U.S. and taught at Mills College in California for many years. He brought Feininger to Mills as an instructor for a year during the war.
The image at the top of the first page of the letter is Feininger's Schiff in schwerer See (1918) (3 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.; 79 x 121 mm). The image at the top of the second page the church at Gelmoroda (c. 1920) (3 x 2 1/2 in.; 76 x 64 mm).
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