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John L. Pappas papers, 1929-1977

John L. Pappas papers, 1929-1977

Pappas, John L., 1898-1976

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical sketch; 6 photographs of Pappas; a scrapbook of clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; a magazine article; and "Art Week: A National Spotlighting of American Art and Artists for the Sale of Their Work"; and correspondence, including letters from Clyde Burroughs, Michael Lekakis, Roland J. McKinney, E.P. Richardson, George Rickey, and Jean Paul Slusser.

REEL 440 AND SCANNED One photograph of Pappas and a student in his painting class; this photograph was microfilmed under Photo of Artists I, and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Pappas papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; Detroit, Michigan. Born in Florina, Greece. Came to the U.S. in 1914. Best known for his landscapes done in oils or watercolors, often depicting small Greek villages or ancient ruins. Died in 1976.

Provenance

Donated 1980 by Penelope Cooper.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 1891 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

John L. Pappas papers, 1929-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.