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Nassos Daphnis papers, 1940-1977

Daphnis, Nassos, 1914-2010

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Professional and personal correspondence; biographical material; notes; typescript; sketches; photograph; and catalogs and announcements.
REEL N69/124: Professional correspondence with Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, and the Corcoran Gallery; notes and typescript commentary by Daphnis on his work for a 1953 exhibition; sketches; photographs of Daphnis, his family and his work, many identifying the owners; catalogs and other printed material.
REEL N70-68: Letters from Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Gallery and other museums, personal friends including Stephen Bourgeois, Mrs. William (Helen) Gratwick, Michael Kyriakis and others, and the American Peony Society and others regarding Daphnis' peony hybridizing projects. Also included are biographical material, Daphnis' comments on color, rhythm, notes for essays, exhibition catalogs, and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: A resume; exhibition catalogs and announcements; postcards of Daphnis's paintings; posters; publicity material; and xerox copies of clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, horticulturist; New York, N.Y.


Material on reels N69-124 and N70-68 lent for microfilming 1969-1970 by Nassos Daphnis. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 by Daphnis.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels N69-124 & N70-68: Originals returned to Nassos Daphnis after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N69-124 and N70-68 available for use 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

Nassos Daphnis papers, 1940-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.