Leo Katz papers, 1924-1972

Katz, Leo, b. 1887 d. 1982
Painter, Educator, Author, Lithographer
Active in Bronx, N.Y.; Austria

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Writings, biographical material, photographs, and printed material.

REEL N69-110: An autobiography to 1918, in which Katz writes of his childhood in a Jewish community in Austro-Hungary, his education there, cultural life in Vienna, studies in Munich, effects of art masterpieces on him, a visit to London, the prominent persons he knew, service in the Austro-Hungarian army, his art, and other topics. Also included are a resume; retrospective catalog with prices; clippings; photographs of his paintings; and an essay by Katz, "Atelier 17," on boredom; interpretations of his own work and of others'.

REEL 2081: Two published articles by Katz; four photographs of him and seven photographs of his works of art; a seven page career resume; a brochure on his 1933 mural "Give Us This Day Our Daily Light," and clippings.

REEL 3090: A pamphlet, "Give Us This Day Our Daily Light," about Katz's now destroyed 1933 mural in the Johns-Manville Building, Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, writer; Bronx, N.Y. b. 1887, in Austria; d. 1982

Material on reel N69-110 donated 1969 by Katz. Material on reel 2081 lent for microfilming 1980 by Allan Armstrong for AAA's Texas Project. Material on reel 3090 donated 1979 by Ruth Guernsey.

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    microfilm reel 2081 available through interlibrary loan.
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