Peppino Mangravite papers, 1918-1982

Mangravite, Peppino Gino, b. 1896 d. 1978
Active in New York, N.Y.; Cornwall, Conn.

Collection size: 6.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: The Peppino Mangravite papers measure 6.2 linear feet and are dated 1918-1982. They consist of correspondence, subject files, interviews with artists, writings and notes, miscellaneous records, printed matter, and photographs documenting Mangravite's career as a painter and educator.

Biographical/Historical Note: Peppino Mangravite (1896-1978) was a painter, mural painter, and art educator. Born in Lapari, Italy. Came to New York City in 1914. Headed art departments at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Avon School, Fieldston School, Potomac School and Ethical Culture School.

Most of the collection was donated by Peppino Mangravite in 1977. Additional papers were donated in 2003 by his daughter Denise Mangravite Scheinberg that include records documenting Mangravite's 1955 interviews with European artists, a sound recording and photographs of his meeting with Rufino Tamayo in 1972, a motion picture film of Mangravite's painting class at the Potomac School, and a small number of printed items.

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