Israel and Idee Levitan papers, [ca.1946-1982]

Levitan, Israel (Jack), b. 1912 d. 1982
Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Levitan, Idee, d. 1997
Painter, Sculptor, Poet
Active in Santa Barbara,Calif.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, a photograph, and printed material documenting Israel and Idee Levitan's involvement in the New York art community after WWII. Correspondence includes letters from Elaine de Kooning, Katherine Dreier, Noah Koff, Merle Armitage, Howard Dearstyne, James Aronson, and others and one letter from the Levitans to Howard Dearstyne. The photographs are of Carl Milles, Svea Kline, and Lillian Helm. Among the printed material are exhibition announcements, including one for a faculty exhibition at the Parsons School of Design featuring Elaine de Kooning in 1976 and various newspaper clippings, including an obituary for Amedee Ozenfant.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptors, New York, N.Y.

Donated 2007 by Mark Borghi, gallery owner and art dealer, Mark Borghi Fine Arts. Borghi purchased the papers from the Levitan estate in 2006.

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