Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, b. 1896 d. 1979
Painter, Portrait painter
Active in Calif.
Collection size: 1.5 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: Letters, sketches and prints, a scrapbook, photographs, and printed materials document Arnautoff's career and sojourn in Mexico.
Reel 3429 (frames 3-442): Letters and greeting cards from Diego Rivera, Jose Cisneros, and other correspondents; a sketchbook of drawings done in Mexico, 1926-1931 (23 x 31 cm. ); 176 drawings and prints; prints, mostly in the form of greeting cards, by Ray Boynton, Marilyn Chadwick, Esther Clark, F. Olmsted, and others; clippings and exhibition announcements; and 91 photographs of Arnautoff, his friends, works of art, and works by others.
Reels 3429-3430: Approximately 750 drawings and prints by Arnautoff; correspondence; notes; printed materials; a scrapbook (1928-1981) containing a resume, letters, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs of works of art; and photographs of Arnautoff, his works of art, and art-related events. A photograph by Ansel Adams (1939) is titled "Yosemite."
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; San Francisco, California.
The donors, Jacob and Vasily Arnautoff, are Victor Arnautoff's sons.
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