Rico Lebrun papers, 1935-1974

Lebrun, Rico, b. 1900 d. 1964
Painter, Art teacher
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.

Collection size: 4.7 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 6 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; biographical information; notes; transcript; writings; sketches and sketchbooks; notebooks; guestbooks; account books; files; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; an inventory; and photos of Lebrun's paintings.

REELS 2709-2714: Biographical information; correspondence with Julian Levi, Jacques Seligmann and Co., Inc., Barry Robert Schachtman and others; letters of condolence to his widow, Constance Lebrun; notes regarding the sale, loan and exhibition of Lebrun's paintings; a transcript of an interview with Lebrun conducted by Bill Gorman; writings including a galley proof for his book, RICO LEBRUN'S DRAWINGS; sketches and sketchbooks; notebooks; guestbooks; account books; a file on the Pomona College Mural, 1956-1974; and files on other projects and galleries; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; an inventory; and photos of Lebrun's paintings.

UNMICROFILMED: Five photographs of Lebrun, 26 of his models, 700 of his works; negatives of works of art; color transparencies mounted on glass of works of art, and 3 slides. Correspondence between the Lebruns and James and Ruska Pinto.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, teacher; Los Angeles, Calif. Born in Naples, Italy, Lebrun studied at the Beaux-Arts Academy and the Academy of Arts and National Technical Institute in Naples, assisting fresco painters between 1918 and 1922. After moving to the United States in 1924, he became a commercial artist in New York City and taught at the Art Student League. He also taught at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Mexico and at the Americn Academy in Rome. He settled in California in 1938.

Donated 1974-1976 by Constance Lebrun Crown, widow of Rico Lebrun.

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Related Materials

Rico Lebrun papers also at Syracuse University.