Skip to main content

Leonard Creo papers, [ca. 1951]-2004

Leonard Creo papers, [ca. 1951]-2004

Creo, Leonard E., 1923-

Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence; writings; photographs; works of art; a transcript of an audio recording; financial material; exhibition announcements, clippings and other printed material. Correspondents include the ACA Galleries in New York and Rome, Carter Gallery (Los Angeles), the Shayne Gallery (Montreal), Rooksmoor Gallery (Bath, England), Portal Gallery (London) and others. Writings include a typescript, "My Friend" by Richard E. Heller about Creo and notes on "Media developed by Gutierez for David Siqueiros and Diego Rivera", ca. 1951. Photographs are of Creo and his works of art. Works of art include a watercolor, and studies for paintings, including two sketchbooks with preliminary drawings. Financial material includes price lists of paintings, sales receipts, and receipts from the Morris Singer Foundry, Ltd., London. Transcript includes Creo's recollections of studying mural painting in Mexico City under the GI Bill and returning to New York from Mexico.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Herefordshire, England; b. 1923.

Provenance

Donated 2006 by Leonard Creo.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Leonard Creo papers, [ca. 1951]-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.