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Leo Lentelli papers, 1894-1962

Lentelli, Leo, 1879-1962



Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; biographical material; sketchbooks; photographs; writings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and printed material.
REEL 108: 19 letters and cards; newspaper clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; miscellany; writings and sketches for Lentelli's book "Do and Don't in Drawing and Form"; sketches; a photo scrapbook; and ca. 380 photographs of Lentelli, his models, family, friends, and works of art.
REEL 3813: Biographical material, 1894-1898, consisting of 6 diplomas from the Scuola Professionale per le Arti Decorative, Bologna and from R. Istituto de Belle Arti in Bologna; correspondence; art works, consisting of 2 sketchbooks and 5 loose drawings; photographs, of Lentelli, his family, friends, studio, and works of art; printed material, including clippings; exhibition announcements and catalogs; reproductions of works of art; and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; New York, N.Y. b. Nov. 29, 1879, Bologna, Italy; d. Jan. 1, 1962, Rome


Material on reel 108 donated 1965, anonymously; material on reel 3813 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 108 & 3813 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

Leo Lentelli papers, 1894-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.