Ellen de' Pazzi video recordings and papers, 1964-2002

De' Pazzi, Ellen
Painter, Poet, Producer
Active in Long Island, N.Y.

Collection size: Video recordings: 111 video cassettes.
Papers (catalogs, letters, printed material): ca. 2.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Primarily videos on artists done for Peconic Bay Cablevision, Master Artists series, hosted and narrated by de' Pazzi. Also included is biographical material, correspondence, artists' files, exhibition lists, announcements, brochures, invitations, newsletters, clippings, reviews, a monograph, slides, and photographs.

Included in the videos are Reggie Andre, Ruth Appelhof, Eva Balamuth, Helen B. Muller Batik, Steve Berger,Pat Berman, Bennett Blackburn, David Burliuk, Nicholas Burliuk, Lisa Byers, Ralph Carpentier, Rani Carson, June Ciancio, Antonio Ciccone, Vincent Clemente, David Crowell, Elizabeth Strong Cuevas, Janet Culbertson, Mabel and Victor d'Amico with Christopher Kohan, Robert Dash, Hector deCordova, Cheryl M. Dorskind, Don Duga, Connie Fox, Helen Giaquinto, Dan Gilhooley, John Jonas Gruen, Charles Hamilton, Phyllis Hammond, Helen Harrison, Yoshiharu Higa,Theo Hios, Anna Jurinich, Alexander Kabraz, William King, Romany Kramoris, Ibram Lassaw, George T. Lawrence, Mary Liberatore, Alisha Longwell, Martin Megna, Richard Mizdal, Fay Moore, Christina Mossaides, Roy Nicholson; Sam Norkin, Cliff Nystedt; Lucille Berrill Paulsen, Jacqueline Penny, Renate Pfleiderer, Ti Stroudsberg; Lois Schnackenberg, Jay Sears, Christine Chew Smith, Jack Van Deckter, Jack and Nicky Van Deckter, Irra Verbitsky, Enez Whipple (included are clippings about the artists interviewed, and a book by Whipple, "Guild Hall of East Hampton," 1993), Claire Nicholas White, Jane Wilson, Arline Wingate, and other Long Island artists.

Additional video recordings include two done for the station's Ideas and Images series, hosted and produced by Maryann Martens, "Visit to Italy by Artist/Poet E.E. de' Pazzi," 1991 and 1993; interviews with David Porter and Arthur Stevens; with Martin Megna and Janet Culbertson; 20th anniversary roundtable discussion with the members of the Hampton Center Gallery, Inc. (1995); Ralph Fanning watercolors, interviews with Walter Broegge and Marsha Hamilton (2000); Fred (Pete) Klotz School of Art, interviews with Lee Davis and Van Howell (1998); Long Island Barns, interviews with Christine Chew Smith, Ralph Carpentier, and Ti Stroudsberg (2000); a program entitled "Fairfield Porter: Artist and Critic," with interviews by Elizabeth Porter and John MacWhinnie (1996); and South Fork Craftsmen Guild, interviews with Mary Dibble and Matthew De Benardo (1999); "Ideas and Image with Ellen de' Pazzi," 1991; "Winter Soliticea" at the Clayton & Liberatore Gallery, 1996; and "About Face Poetry of Portaits," Program #1, 2001.

Manuscript materials: Letters and printed material, 15 items, were microfilmed on reel 2803. Also included is Burliuk's "Color and Phyme, No. 47", 1961-1962; and a monograph, Theo Hios: 52 years of paintings; photographs, including an image inscribed by photographer John Jonas Gruen, a small group of letters exchanged between de' Pazzi and local art figures and grant sponsors; postcard reproductions of art by David Burliuk; various announcements related to showings of Ellen de' Pazzi's paintings in Monterrey, Mexico and at the Clayton & Liberatore Gallery; announcements for the Hampton Art Center, Southampton Artist Association, and the Hecksher Museum, and an announcement for the Fairfield Porter exhibition. Various news clippings on de' Pazzi, Robert Dash, Mary Liberatore, and Enez Whipple, 1964-1990. Included is a series of checklist booklets for Artist Member Exhibitions, and for 50th Anniversary exhibitions at the Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York, 1965-1997. Exhibition catalogs on artists and gallery shows include David Porter, 1968, "Variazione per Gaia," 1984, "Soundwaves," 1987, and Antonio Ciccone, 2002.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, poet, and television producer; Long Island, New York.

Donated by Ellen de' Pazzi 1972-2003.

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