Bashka Paeff papers, 1920-1981

Paeff, Bashka, b. 1894 d. 1979
Active in Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 1.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: Letters, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material documenting the career of Bashka Paeff as a sculptor.

Letters and telegrams to Paeff are personal in nature and are from family and friends. Writings include two journals by Paeff from the 1920s and an autograph book from the MacDowell Colony, presumably 1920.

Scrapbooks document Paeff's personal life and works of art and include clippings, travel photos, personal photos, memorabilia, and photographs of Paeff's sculptures. Additional photographs are of Paeff's sculptures as well as photos of Paeff traveling abroad, in her studio, and at ceremonies honoring her work. Negatives of several images are also present. Printed material includes newspaper clippings about Paeff and other artists, pamphlets on the MacDowell Colony, as well as a printed report on the colony's activities, in 1920.

Biographical/Historical Note: Bashka Paeff (1894-1979) was a sculptor in Boston, Mass.

Donated 2012 by Don Richard Lipsitt, Paeff's nephew.

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