De Creeft, José, b. 1884 d. 1982
Painter, Educator, Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 28.1 linear feet
Collection Summary: The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.
Biographical/Historical Note: José de Creeft (1908-1982) was a Spanish-born sculptor active in New York City, New York. Born in Guadalajara, Spain and raised in Barcelona. He studied at the Academie Julian, emigrated to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1940, and taught at the Black Mountain College and at the Art Students League.
José De Creeft's widow, Lorrie Goulet, donated the papers in 1985 and 2009.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with Jose De Creeft, 1968 October 1-8
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to De Creeft, José