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Leo Manso papers, 1947-1982

Manso, Leo, 1914-1993

Painter, Collagist, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Biographical material (1974-1982); letters (1949-1982); notes and writings (undated); printed material (1947-1981); photographs (1950 and 1960); and a taped interview.
REEL 34: Resume; letters from colleagues and art organizations concerning the exhibition and sale of Manso's work; 2 photographs of Manso, and 38 of works of art; drafts for 2 letters concerning exhibitions, a 7 p. typescript concerning "the circle and the square"; a statement "The Making of Art is Ritual"; exhibition announcements and catalogs; press releases; and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: Two resumes; letters, primarily received from colleagues concerning the exhibition of Manso's work; 4 exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1 press release, and 5 posters; 3 photographs of works of art and a 5" reel-to-reel taped interview of Manso by Karl Fortess (1963).

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, collagist, and graphic artist; New York, N.Y. Born in 1914 in New York City. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1929-1930, and at the New School for Social Research. Manso taught at Cooper Union, New York University, Columbia University and at the University of Michigan.


Lent and donated 1970 and 1982 by Leo Manso.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 34: Originals returned to Leo Manso after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 34 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 Manso papers, 1947-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.