Victor Candell papers, 1903-1977

Candell, Victor, b. 1903 d. 1977
Painter, Illustrator
Active in N.Y.

Collection size: 2.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; scrapbook; photographs; diaries; writings; catalogs; and clippings.

REEL N70/15: Correspondence from the following; Arthur and Ernestine Betsberg Osver writing from Rome and later residences in the U.S.; Helen Meredith, Provincetown, commenting on local political activities and the Provincetown Workshop; Robert Fried; composers Gardner Read, Richard Samuel, and others; artists Russell Cowles and Colette Roberts; Artists Equity Association; MacDowell Association; galleries and other organizations. Also included is a scrapbook, containing sketches done in Paris; photographs of Candell and his works; catalog notes for exhibitions of other artists; clippings; catalogs of Candell exhibitions.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence from the following: Candell's brother Jean Zoltan, Arthur and Ernestine Osver, Russell Cowles, George Bunker, Helen Meredith, and the Edward MacDowell Association. There are also numerous letters from various galleries, universities and organizations. Items also include 4 combination letterpress/notebooks/diaries; an unpublished manuscript, "Dream in Florence;" writings by Candell, mostly in hungarian; clippings, mostly from Grand Central Moderns Gallery Catalogs; exhibition catalogs; 20 photos of works by Candell and 3 personal photos.

Also included is correspondence relating to the Provincetown Workshop, letters from students and letters about the Provincetown Workshop, catalogs, announcements, clippings, and 4 snapshots taken at Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y.

Material on reel N70/15 was lent for microfilming 1970 by Victor Candell then subsequently donated 1977 along with other unfilmed material by Mrs. Victor Candell, widow of Victor Candell.

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