Jean Crotti papers, 1913-1973, bulk 1913-1961

Crotti, Jean Joseph, b. 1878 d. 1958
Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

This site provides access to the papers of Jean Crotti in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 1,551 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 1.7 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of French Dada painter Jean Crotti measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1973, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1913-1961. Among the papers are autobiographical essays, correspondence with friends and family, including many letters from Marcel Duchamp, notes and writings by and about Crotti, printed materials, one scrapbook, drawings by Crotti and others, photographs of Crotti and his family and friends, photographs of artwork, and three audio recordings of interviews with Crotti.

Biographical/Historical Note: Jean Crotti (1878-1958) was a painter who lived and worked in both Paris, France and New York, N.Y.

Donors Alice Buckles Brown and Andre Buckles are great-niece and great-nephew of Jean Crotti.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

How to Use this Collection

  • Read the Finding Aid for this digitized collection
  • The papers have been scanned in their entirety and are available online via AAA's website. Materials not digitized include an etching plate by Crotti, photographs of artwork, and phonograph audio recordings of interviews with Crotti. Only the covers and title pages of most published books and exhibition catalogs were scanned.
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Related Materials

Two sketches and a print were also lent by Andre Buckles in 1981 for microfilming on reels 2394-2395 and returned. This material is not described in the container listing of the finding aid.