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Annita Delano papers, 1909-1975

Delano, Annita, 1894-1979

Painter, Designer, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1066 items.

Summary: Résumés; correspondence with museums, galleries, universities, artists Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Richard Neutra, Anni Albers, Barbara Morgan, Edward Weston, and others; photographs of Delano and others, her paintings and the works of Sonia and Robert Delaunay; a travel journal and other mementoes from Delano's 1928, 1930-1933, European trips; writings and notes, including lecture notes and extensive analytical writings about artists and works of art; poems by Barbara Morgan; 69 sketches in pencil, ink, and water color; price lists; and receipts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, designer, and teacher (Los Angeles, Calif.); went to Europe in 1928, meeting and befriending Robert and Sonia Delaunay. In 1930-31, she returned to Europe on a Barnes Founation scholarship, spending some time with the Bauhaus faculty and other architects (Joseph Albers and Richard Neutra). She was also a founding member of the U.C.L.A. Art Department.


Donated 1975 and 1977 by Annita Delano.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm rolls 2999-3001 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Annita Delano papers, 1909-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.