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Józef and Teresa Bakós papers, 1900-1977

Bakós, Józef, 1891-1977

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 3 Microfilm reels, circa 800 items on 3 partial microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilmed Józef and Teresa Bakós papers include biographical information; correspondence; writings by Teresa and Józef; exhibition announcements and catalogs; and clippings. Also included are photographs of Józef and Teresa, their family and friends, and works of art; as well as printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Józef Bakós (1891-1977) was a painter in Sante Fe, New Mexico. He is best known for his Western landscapes. Bakós was a founding member of the Modernist art group Los Cinco Pintores (the five painters) with Walter Mruk, Fremont Ellis, Willard Nash, and Will Shuster. He married Teresa Bakós in 1927.


The lender, Norman Bakos, is Jozef's nephew, and executor of his estate.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the oral history interview with Jozef and Teresa Bakos, 1965 April 15.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 663, 1215, and 2672 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Józef and Teresa Bakós papers, 1900-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.