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Julian Stanczak papers, 1938-2002

Stanczak, Julian, 1928-

Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 500 Items, (partially filmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence, printed material, photographs, writings, videos, and interview transcripts regarding Julian Stanczak. Three scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, certificates and awards, photographs, and publications. Also included is Stanczak's thesis presented at Yale University, 1956, "Spatial Relationships on the Two Dimensional Surface." VHS videos include an interview with Stanczak, "Julian Stanczak and Op Art: The Perspective Eye," conducted by Neil Rector, 2001; "Symphony in Color," Stanczak's 50 year retrospective exhibition installation filmed at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 2002; and a four-part video series regarding "Communicating in a Different Way," a series of interviews with Stanczak conducted by Neil Rector, 2000. Also included are transcripts of the interviews.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, educator; Seven Hills, Ohio.


Lent for microfilming 1974 by Julian Stanczak. Videos and transcripts, donated by Stanczak in 2007.

Language Note

Some of the clippings are in Polish.

Location of Originals

  • scrapbooks: Originals returned to the lender, Julian Stanczak, after microfilming, 1974.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 871 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

Julian Stanczak papers, 1938-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.