Xavier J. Barile papers, 1901-1973

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

Collection Summary: Reel 1408, frames 1-912: 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."

Reel 1408, frames 913-1235, and reel 1409: 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: Painter, printmaker, and instructor; New York, N.Y. Born 1891 in Italy. Barile was an early student of John Sloan and his first monitor at the Art Students League, 1914. He was active in the WPA Fine Art Project. Directed Barile Art School, 1919-1939; head of Art Department, Peublo Junior College, 1939-1945.

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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