George Mann Niedecken, Portrait

Collection Summary (Dean T. Niedecken Gift)

Title: Niedecken Personal Collection and Wasmuth Portfolio
Creators: George Mann Niedecken (1878–1945), Frank Lloyd Wright, Individuals that corresponded with Dean T. Niedecken


ca. 95 pieces of personal artwork
ca. 300 photographs of Niedecken family
ca. 15 letters and postcards addressed to and from G. M. Niedecken
6 commission drawings
ca. 100 letters addressed to Dean T. Niedecken
Augsefuhrte Bauten portfolio, published by Ernst Wasmuth (2 vols.)


Cudahy Archives, Milwaukee Art Museum,
700 N Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dean T. Niedecken, ca. 1978–1981

Summary Description of the Collection

This collection consists primarily of personal artwork, photographs, and correspondence related to George M. Niedecken. There are also prints and drawings for two Niedecken commissions. The collection further includes letters from various individuals addressed to Dean T. Niedecken, with one letter addressed to Mary Niedecken. The Augsefuhrte Bauten portfolio, published in English and German by Ernst Wasmuth, contains plates and descriptions of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings.


These items are organized into the following series and subseries:

Series I G. M. Niedecken Personal Artwork
Series II G. M. Niedecken Personal Photographs and Correspondence
Series III Commission Design Drawings
Wisconsin Memorial Day Annual
Series IV Dean T. Niedecken Correspondence
Series V Ausgefuhrte Bauten (Wasmuth) Portfolio