Delano, Annita, b. 1894 d. 1979
Painter, Educator, Designer
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.
Collection size: 1066 items.
Collection Summary: Résumés; correspondence with museums, galleries, universities, artists Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Richard Neutra, Anni Albers, Barbara Morgan, Edward Weston, and others; photographs of Delano and others, her paintings and the works of Sonia and Robert Delaunay; a travel journal and other mementoes from Delano's 1928, 1930-1933, European trips; writings and notes, including lecture notes and extensive analytical writings about artists and works of art; poems by Barbara Morgan; 69 sketches in pencil, ink, and water color; price lists; and receipts.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, designer, and teacher (Los Angeles, Calif.); went to Europe in 1928, meeting and befriending Robert and Sonia Delaunay. In 1930-31, she returned to Europe on a Barnes Founation scholarship, spending some time with the Bauhaus faculty and other architects (Joseph Albers and Richard Neutra). She was also a founding member of the U.C.L.A. Art Department.
Donated 1975 and 1977 by Annita Delano.
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