Daphnis, Nassos, b. 1914 d. 2010
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Collection Summary: Professional and personal correspondence; biographical material; notes; typescript; sketches; photograph; and catalogs and announcements. REEL N69/124: Professional correspondence with Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, and the Corcoran Gallery; notes and typescript commentary by Daphnis on his work for a 1953 exhibition; sketches; photographs of Daphnis, his family and his work, many identifying the owners; catalogs and other printed material. REEL N70-68: Letters from Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Gallery and other museums, personal friends including Stephen Bourgeois, Mrs. William (Helen) Gratwick, Michael Kyriakis and others, and the American Peony Society and others regarding Daphnis' peony hybridizing projects. Also included are biographical material, Daphnis' comments on color, rhythm, notes for essays, exhibition catalogs, and clippings. UNMICROFILMED: A resume; exhibition catalogs and announcements; postcards of Daphnis's paintings; posters; publicity material; and xerox copies of clippings.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor, horticulturist; New York, N.Y.
Material on reels N69-124 and N70-68 lent for microfilming 1969-1970 by Nassos Daphnis. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 by Daphnis.
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Also in the Archives
- Nassos Daphnis interview, 1969 Jan. 8
- Oral history interview with Nassos Daphnis, 1964 September 6
- Oral history interview with Nassos Daphnis, 1968 April 9
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