Du Vannes, Albert, b. 1881 d. 1962
Landscape painter, Portrait painter, Dealer
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 25 photographic prints : some sepia toned; 19 x 24 cm. and smaller. 4 photographic prints : col. ; 10 x 15 cm.
Collection Summary: 25 photographs, including several posed portraits, of du Vannes, du Vannes with his wives, with a client, painting in his St. Paul and New York studios, and in his New York art gallery. Also included are four color photos, including one of du Vannes' son, Armand, with paintings by his father, mother, and a portrait of Armand by Benton Scott, and one each of the paintings. A caricature of du Vannes from the St. Paul Dispatch, ca. 1902, captioned "Albert di Giovanni - The Young St. Paul Artist Who Left for New York Yesterday," signed Rhodes, and a brief biography of du Vannes by his son complete the collection.
Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape and portrait painter, art dealer; New York, N.Y. Born Albert Di Giovanni in Naples, Italy. Came to the U.S. in 1894, first to St. Paul, Minnesota, moving ca. 1902 to New York City. Later gave up painting and opened up an art gallery. Changed his name in 1926. Died in Naples, Italy.
Donated 1990 by Armand du Vannes, Albert du Vannes' son.