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Dane Chanase papers, 1930-1960

Chanase, Dane, 1895-1975

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 2.4 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material; cartoons for a WPA mural in Columbus High School, Washington, D.C.; notes on various subjects, including art, industrial design, music and history; miscellaneous writings; study photographs of works of art; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements; and printed material about other artists, including Boardman Robinson, Thomas Hart Benton, Dean Cornwell, Frank Brangwyn, George Baller and Chanase's wife, Ausubel Sheva.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dane Chanase (1894-1975) was a painter, printmaker, mural painter and sculptor; New York, N.Y. Also known as Richard Dane Chanase, Riccardo Dane Chanase. Chanase was born in Palermo, Italy, October 21, 1894.


Donated in 1977 by Genie and Moshe Szajngarten who occupied Chanase's former residence.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Dane Chanase papers, 1930-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.