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Charles Cajori papers, 1940-2015

Cajori, Charles, 1921-2013


Collection Information

Size: 5.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York painter, Charles Cajori, measure 5.8 linear feet and date from 1942-2011. The collection documents Cajori's activities as a painter, educator, and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery that was located on the Lower East Side in New York through correspondence; writings and notes; interviews, talks, and panel discussions on art and artists; and printed materials. An addition of 1.7 feet donated 2015 includes correspondence (mostly posthumous regarding Cajori's death), writings, photographs, printed material, medals, and a sound recording relating to Charles Cajori and the Tanager Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles F. Cajori (1921-2014) was a painter in New York, New York and Watertown, Connecticut. Cajori was co-founder of the Tanager Gallery with Lois Dodd, Phillip Pearlstein, William Knig, Angelo Ippolito, and Fred Mitchell.


Donated 2011 by Charles F. Cajori and in 2015 by Barbara Grossman, Charles Cajori's wife and executor.