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More Information | A Finding Aid to the Letterio Calapai papers, 1858-1993, (bulk 1920s-1993)

Letterio Calapai papers, 1858-1993, (bulk 1920s-1993)

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A Finding Aid to the Letterio Calapai Papers,
1858, 1870, 1900-1993
(bulk 1920s-1993)
, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Rosa Fernandez
Scope and Content Note
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. Calapai's teaching career is documented through correspondence, writings and notes, as well as files concerning his position at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Projects files are found for Calapai's reprint of an 1845 engraving of
The Capture of Major Andre
by Asher B. Durand for the Historical Society of the Tarrytowns, New York, reprints of print originals by Thomas Bewick, the
Look Homeward Angel
engravings, and a possible exhibition and book about British engraver William Hogarth.
Language
English
Provenance
The Letterio Calalapi papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the artist in 1992.
Processing Information
The Letterio Calapai papers were processed by Rosa Fernández in March 2003.