August Mosca papers, 1930-1969

Mosca, August, b. 1907 or 9 d. 2003
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Correspondence, prospectus, exhibition catalogs, photographs, clippings, sketches, much of it relating to Joseph Stella.

Reel N69-112: Correspondence, 1954-1959, and 1967-1969, concerns the sale of Mosca's paintings, and includes letters from Nathan Cummins, chairman of Consolidated Food Corp. and a Mosca collector; Harry and Betty Salpeter, Roger Van Damme, Seymour Tubis; Jessica Gasparo, Stefano Cusumano, and Alfred Russell. Also included are 10 photographs of Mosca and his work and two Joseph Stella catalogs.

Reel N70-7: Papers relating to Joseph Stella, 1938-1944. Thirty-seven letters and postcards reflecting the friendship between Stella and Mosca, commenting on Stella's and Mosca's work, and his illness; a 16p. typed reminiscence of Stella by Mosca; and a letter from Mosca to Giovanni Stella, 1943, expressing his concern for his brother's condition. Also included are Mosca's correspondence on Stella's exhibits with M. Knoedler & Co., and with Theodore Sizer, Yale University; a typed prospectus for the Joseph Stella School of Art, and a preface for a Mosca exhibit catalog written by Stella.

Reel 1576: Eighty Joseph Stella items, Mosca letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Bronx, N.Y.; d. 2002 Born in Naples, Italy. Studied under Joseph Stella, and at the Yale School of Fine Arts. Member of the Artists Equity Association, New York.

Donated 1968-1969 by August Mosca.

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