Fritz Bultman was born in New Orleans on April 4, 1919. An abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and collagist, Bultman’s interest in art began at a young age. A member of the New York School of artists, Bultman and his wife led a group of prominent artists and writers in the 1963 creation of a collection of modern art for Tougaloo College, a black institution in Jackson, Mississippi, during a time when African Americans were prohibited from visiting white museums in the South. In 1964, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to work in Paris. It was around this time Bultman began to make large collages using pre-painted, cut or torn paper. Throughout his life, he studied and worked in New Orleans, Munich, Florence, Paris, New York City, and Provincetown, Massachusetts, with his work being showcased globally. Bultman died in Provincetown in 1985.