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Avel De Knight papers, 1957-2001

Avel De Knight papers, 1957-2001

De Knight, Avel, 1921-1995

Painter, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 273 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Addition: 0.8 linear ft.

Summary: REEL D388: Art criticism and Department of State correspondence.

REEL N69-111: Letters and certificates of award from the American Watercolor Society; notices of purchase and awards from the National Academy of Design; material from the National Institute of Arts and Letters concerning grants, and photographs of de Knight with his work.

ADDITION: Clippings of New York Gallery reviews (in French) by Avel de Knight for the French weekly newspaper, France-amerique, Le Journal Francais des Etats-Unis (New York), Sept. 1957- May 1968; newspaper clippings and press releases concerning de Knight; a chronology and brief biography of de Knight; menus designed by de Knight for L'Escargot Restaurant in Chicago with related correspondence and printed material; de Knight exhibition catalog, announcements, and invitations, 1968-2001; an artist statement; a photograph of de Knight by Joyce Fay, ca. 1980; and photographs of de Knight's works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, critic; New York, N.Y.; b. 1921; d. 1995; Birthdate also cited as 1933.


Material on reels D388 and N69-111 lent for microfilming 1969 by Avel de Knight. Unfilmed material donated 2003 by Stephen and Sunchits F. Tyson, executors of De Knight's estate. Additions are expected.

Location of Originals

  • Reels D388, N69-111 Originals returned to Avel de Knight after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels D388 and N69-111 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

Avel De Knight papers, 1957-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.