Leon Dabo papers, circa 1888-1969

Dabo, Leon, b. 1868 d. 1960
Painter, Muralist, Landscape painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: Letters, biographical material; photographs; bibliography material; exhibition catalogs and announcements; oil studies; typescript article; clippings; and Dabo's palette.

REEL 677: Correspondence with the Detroit Museum of Art concerning Dabo's work and that of his younger brother, Theodore Scott Dabo; biographical material and awards; catalogs and announcements; clippings; 14 oil studies of classic figures, ca. 1880; material relating to James McNeill Whistler forgeries verified by Dabo; and 14 miscellaneous papers.

REEL D388: A selected bibliography for the years 1905-1967; 8 photographs of Dabo; a list of exhibitions; 2 articles on Dabo; 3 exhibition catalogs; a poem "To Leon Dabo" by Helen Hay Whitney; and a typewritten article entitled "Reflections," probably written by Dabo.

REEL N69-137, frames 5715-5743: Letters, catalogs, biographical notes, and some material on Theodore Scott Dabo.

REEL 692: 11 photographs of Dabo's work and 3 photographs of Dabo.

UNMICROFILMED: Photographs, including 1 of students and Dabo at an Academie Julian dinner at the Beauvort Hotel, ca. 1914; 4 of Dabo standing by airplanes in aviatation gear, ca. 1917, and one of Dabo in his studio in Brooklyn, ca. 1910. Also included is a an oil study; and another of an oil painting. Also included are 3 James McNeill Whistler brushes, 1 walking stick and 1 palette.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mural painter, landscape painter; New York, N.Y.

Donated 1969-1972 by Mrs. Leon Dabo.

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Leon Dabo papers also located at: New York Historical Society.