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Letterio Calapai papers, 1858, bulk 1920-1993

Calapai, Letterio, 1902-1993

Art teacher, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 3.4 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Italian-American painter, engraver, and printmaker Letterio Calapai measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1858 through 1993 (bulk 1920s-1993). Found are correspondence, teaching and project files, writings and notes, printed materials, photographs, and sketchbooks, including one with scenes of Rockwell Kent's dairy farm in upstate New York.

Biographical/Historical Note

Italian-American painter, engraver, and printmaker Letterio Calapai was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1903. His parents emigrated from Sicily and encouraged his participation in the arts at an early age. Calapai studied at the Massachusetts School of Art, the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, under artist Robert Laurent at the Art Students League, and at the American Artists School under Ben Shahn.

Provenance

The Letterio Calalapi papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the artist in 1992.

Language Note

English .