John L. Pappas papers, 1929-1977

Pappas, John L., b. 1898 d. 1976
Painter
Active in Detroit, Mich.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Biographical sketch; 6 photographs of Pappas; a scrapbook of clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; a magazine article; and "Art Week: A National Spotlighting of American Art and Artists for the Sale of Their Work"; and correspondence, including letters from Clyde Burroughs, Michael Lekakis, Roland J. McKinney, E.P. Richardson, George Rickey, and Jean Paul Slusser.

REEL 440 AND SCANNED One photograph of Pappas and a student in his painting class; this photograph was microfilmed under Photo of Artists I, and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Pappas papers.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, educator; Detroit, Michigan. Born in Florina, Greece. Came to the U.S. in 1914. Best known for his landscapes done in oils or watercolors, often depicting small Greek villages or ancient ruins. Died in 1976.

Donated 1980 by Penelope Cooper.

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