Sidney Delevante papers, 1922-1978

Delevante, Sidney, b. 1894
Painter, Educator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; writings; photograph; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

REEL N68-114: Correspondence, 1922-1968. 3 volumes of letters.

REEL N69-3: Correspondence with galleries; brochures and exhibition notices; lecture and teaching data; and reviews.

REEL 1927: Correspondence with Isabel Bishop, Ronald Kitaj and others; typescript of "My Testament"; catalogs; clippings; and Delevante's book of poetry and drawings, GALUMPS AND COMPANY.

REEL 3948: Biographical material; 3 letters, 1966-1968; clippings, 1961-1968; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1955-1968; newsletters, 1961; school brochures, 1959-1964; and a photograph of a painting by Delevante, 1968.

UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data; copies of 4 letters; exhibition catalogs and announcements; newspaper clippings; 2 published books, 1963 and 1965, with verse and illustrations by Delevante; printed material; and a photograph of a painting by Delevante. Duplicates of some of this material appear on reel N/69-3.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Painter of child-like, fantastic figures. Taught at Columbia University and Cooper Union.

Material on reel 1927 and unfilmed donated 1966-1979 by Sidney Delevante. Material on reels N68-114 and N69-3 lent for microfilming 1969 by Delevante. Material on reel 3948 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.

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