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Carlo Ciampaglia papers, 1909-1978

Ciampaglia, Carlo Alberto, 1891-1975

Muralist, Interior designer

Collection Information

Size: 5.6 Linear feet

Summary: The collection measures 5.6 linear feet, dates from 1909-1978, and documents the career of mural painter and interior designer Carlo Ciampaglia. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, art work, interior decorating and mural project files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carlo Ciampaglia was born March 8, 1891 in Roccaraso, Italy, the son of Natale and Benelde Delmonico Ciampaglia. He came to the United States with his family before his first birthday and became a naturalized citizen in 1919. After attending public schools in Hoboken, New Jersey, Ciampaglia began studying drawing at Cooper Union in 1909, and painting at the National Academy of Design, receiving his diploma in 1917.

Provenance

The Carlo Ciampaglia papers were donated in 1978 by Rosalie Ciampaglia, the artist's widow.

Funding

Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.