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Nikolai M. Kasak papers, 1944-1982

Kasak, Nikolai, 1917-1994



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (ca. 350 items)

Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; writings; published and unpublished manuscripts by Kasak and others; photographs of art work; printed material; and an inventory of these papers by Kasak.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, New York, N.Y. Born in Lushtcha, Russia and took his undergraduate degree in Warsaw. He continued his studies in Vienna at the Academy of Fine Arts and the the Academy of Fine Arts' School for Advanced Studies in Rome. His early work reveals an expressionistic figurative art which he later relinquished in favor of his own theory of art he called Physical Art. Physical Art is an abstract art which involves the manipulation of positive and negative spaces and geometric configurations.


Nikolai Kasak donated his papers to the Archives in 1977 and 1982.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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

Nikolai M. Kasak papers, 1944-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.