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A Finding Aid to the Jean Crotti papers, 1913-1973, bulk 1913-1961 | Digitized Collection

Jean Crotti papers, 1913-1973, bulk 1913-1961

Crotti, Jean Joseph, 1878-1958

Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Jean Crotti in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 1,551 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 1.7 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of French Dada painter Jean Crotti measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1973, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1913-1961. Among the papers are autobiographical essays, correspondence with friends and family, including many letters from Marcel Duchamp, notes and writings by and about Crotti, printed materials, one scrapbook, drawings by Crotti and others, photographs of Crotti and his family and friends, photographs of artwork, and three audio recordings of interviews with Crotti.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jean Crotti (1878-1958) was a painter who lived and worked in both Paris, France and New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Donors Alice Buckles Brown and Andre Buckles are great-niece and great-nephew of Jean Crotti.

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Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • Porfolio entitled "Tabu Dada," containing one drawing and one print after the drawing, were returned to the donor, Andre Buckles after microfilming.