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José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910-1990

De Creeft, José, 1884-1982

Painter, Sculptor, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 28.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

José de Creeft (1908-1982) was a Spanish-born sculptor active in New York City, New York.


The José de Creeft papers were first lent for microfilming by the artist in 1963 and 1972. Lorrie Goulet, José de Creeft's widow, donated most of this material along with additional items in 1985 and 2009.

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Language Note

Collection is in English and Spanish.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund