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August Mosca papers, 1930-1969

August Mosca papers, 1930-1969

Mosca, August, 1907 or 9-2003

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels).

Summary: Correspondence, prospectus, exhibition catalogs, photographs, clippings, sketches, much of it relating to Joseph Stella.

Reel N69-112: Correspondence, 1954-1959, and 1967-1969, concerns the sale of Mosca's paintings, and includes letters from Nathan Cummins, chairman of Consolidated Food Corp. and a Mosca collector; Harry and Betty Salpeter, Roger Van Damme, Seymour Tubis; Jessica Gasparo, Stefano Cusumano, and Alfred Russell. Also included are 10 photographs of Mosca and his work and two Joseph Stella catalogs.

Reel N70-7: Papers relating to Joseph Stella, 1938-1944. Thirty-seven letters and postcards reflecting the friendship between Stella and Mosca, commenting on Stella's and Mosca's work, and his illness; a 16p. typed reminiscence of Stella by Mosca; and a letter from Mosca to Giovanni Stella, 1943, expressing his concern for his brother's condition. Also included are Mosca's correspondence on Stella's exhibits with M. Knoedler & Co., and with Theodore Sizer, Yale University; a typed prospectus for the Joseph Stella School of Art, and a preface for a Mosca exhibit catalog written by Stella.

Reel 1576: Eighty Joseph Stella items, Mosca letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Bronx, N.Y.; d. 2002 Born in Naples, Italy. Studied under Joseph Stella, and at the Yale School of Fine Arts. Member of the Artists Equity Association, New York.

Provenance

Donated 1968-1969 by August Mosca.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm rolls N69-112, N70-7, and 1576 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

August Mosca papers, 1930-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.