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Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists, [ca. 1929-1970]

Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists, [ca. 1929-1970]

Del Deo, Josephine Couch, 1925-

Author, Collector

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft.

Summary: Material collected or kept by the Del Deo's relating to Provincetown art and artists, including Ross Moffet, Karl Knaths, James Wingate Parr, J. Madaline Winslow, Front Street Gallery, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Center (FAWC).

Biographical/Historical Note

Collectors; Provincetown, Mass. Josephine is the author of Figures in a Landscape : the Life and Times of the American Painter, RossMoffett, 1888-1971. Sal (b. 1928) is a painter and former vice-president of the Fine Arts Work Center.

Provenance

Donated 1996, 1998 and 2000 by Jo & Sal Del Deo. They received the Moffett material Moffett's widow and used by Del Deo in preparation for her biography on Moffett. The Parr album was received from Robert Cummings, an old friend of Parr's, who had received it from Parr's parents. The Knaths sketchbooks were given by his widow, Helen, to the Del Deos. The Winslow letter was given to Josephine Del Deo by Janice Crouch who had a connection with Geiger or her family, either as a relation or a friend.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Reel-to-reel recordings of FAWC lectures and discussions: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission of Josephine Del Deo, 31 Atkins Mayo Rd., Provincetown, Mass. 02657, until 2023 Aug. 25.

How to Cite This Collection

Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists, [ca. 1929-1970]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.