Size: 2.7 linear feet
Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching material, photographs, printed material, and a scrapbook.
The papers of sculptor, graphic artist and educator Peter Fingesten measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1936-1988. Included are correspondence, writings, teaching material, photographs, works of art, printed material and a scrapbook.
Correspondence concerns Fingesten's association with Pace University and his writings and lectures. Among the correspondence is a postcard from Ad Reinhardt, circa 1962, commending Fingesten for his articles in the College Art Journal. Writings including diaries, essays, art and exhibition reviews, and manuscripts by Fingesten and others including is a draft of Fingesten's article, Breast of the Madonna, and related research material. Teaching material consists of lecture notes and syllabi for courses taught at Pace University. Photographs are of Fingesten, his family, friends, and works of art. Works of art consist of seven signed and numbered prints by Fingesten. Printed material includes articles by Fingesten, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, reviews of Fingesten's writings and books about religion, death, and the ancient world and a folio of reproductions of nine drawings A scrapbook, 1936-1957, (disbound) also includes printed material.