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Leo Katz papers, 1924-1972

Katz, Leo, 1887-1982

Lithographer, Painter, Author, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Writings, biographical material, photographs, and printed material.
REEL N69-110: An autobiography to 1918, in which Katz writes of his childhood in a Jewish community in Austro-Hungary, his education there, cultural life in Vienna, studies in Munich, effects of art masterpieces on him, a visit to London, the prominent persons he knew, service in the Austro-Hungarian army, his art, and other topics. Also included are a resume; retrospective catalog with prices; clippings; photographs of his paintings; and an essay by Katz, "Atelier 17," on boredom; interpretations of his own work and of others'.
REEL 2081: Two published articles by Katz; four photographs of him and seven photographs of his works of art; a seven page career resume; a brochure on his 1933 mural "Give Us This Day Our Daily Light," and clippings.
REEL 3090: A pamphlet, "Give Us This Day Our Daily Light," about Katz's now destroyed 1933 mural in the Johns-Manville Building, Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, writer; Bronx, N.Y. b. 1887, in Austria; d. 1982


Material on reel N69-110 donated 1969 by Katz. Material on reel 2081 lent for microfilming 1980 by Allan Armstrong for AAA's Texas Project. Material on reel 3090 donated 1979 by Ruth Guernsey.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2081: Originals returned to lender, Allan Armstrong, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N69-110, and 3090 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

35mm microfilm reel 2081 available 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

Leo Katz papers, 1924-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.