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graphic historian , picture archivist

Otto Ludwig Bettmann, German picture archivist, graphic historian.

Background

Bettmann, Otto Ludwig was born on October 15, 1903 in Leipzig, Germany. Came to the United States, 1935, naturalized, 1939. Son of Hans and Charlotte (Frank) Bettmann.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Leipzig, 1927. Master of Science in liberal studies, University Leipzig, 1932.

Career

Associate editor, C.F. Peters Company (music publications), Leipzig, 1927-1928;editor, Axel Juncker Public, Berlin, 1928-1930;curator rare books, Prussian State Art Library, Berlin, 1930-1933;founder, picture library on history civilization, New York City, 1941;proprietor, president, The Bettman Archive Inc., New York City, 1937-1981;founder, owner, Picture House Press, Inc., pictorial research publications, advertising agys., television producerspicture editor, consultant graphic history, organizer picture filing systemsadjunct professor of history, Florida Atlantic U., Boca Raton, 1973-1980.

Works

Connections

Married Anne Clemens Gray, March 4, 1938.

father:
Hans Bettmann

mother:
Charlotte (Frank) Bettmann

spouse:
Anne Clemens Gray