Xavier J. Barile papers, 1901-1973

Barile, Xavier J., b. 1891 d. 1981
Painter, Art teacher, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Twenty-two letters and postcards; photographs of Barile, of his family, his art classes and his work; 40 sketches and a sketchbook; a 1965 calendar with notes; catalogs; clippings; teaching brochures; and 30 newsletters by Barile "La Voix de L'Artiste," and "A Collection of Art News and Views."

Biographical data; correspondence, including seven letters from John Sloan, one from Reginald Marsh and one from Leo Lentelli; notes, personal documents; original prints; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; photographs of Barile and of him with his art classes, and photographs of his paintings; photographs of the 1927 and 1929 Kit Kat Ball; reproductions of his cartoons and paintings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; publicity material; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Xavier J. Barile (1891-1981) was a painter, printmaker, and instructor in New York, N.Y.

Barile donated a portion of the papers in 1972 and 1975. His sister, Mrs. Camilla Tortorella, cleared out Barile's studio when he moved to a nursing home, and donated an additional portion of his papers October 1976.

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