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Pietro Pezzati papers, 1913-1982

Pezzati, Pietro, 1902-1993

Portrait painter, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Letters, some from Charles Hopkinson; sketchbooks, sketches, and other art work; lecture notes; and printed material.
REEL 107: Letters received, 1926-1966, mostly from Charles Hopkinson; photographs of Pezzati; and catalogs.
REEL 3483: A letter to Pezzati from Hopkinson; four small oils, two small watercolors (1950's), a self-portrait by Hopkinson, and a reproduction of his work. (Microfilm title: Charles Hopkinson papers)
UNMICROFILMED: Letters received; sketchbooks and sketches of landscapes and portraits, mostly done while Pezzati traveled through South America; figure studies by Pezzati and others demonstrating the principles of "dynamic symmetry" as taught by Howard Giles in the 1920's, and related sketches done in 1934 by Pezzati of the Ted Shawn dance group; lecture notes on portraiture; photographs of Pezzati and his work; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, reproductions of paintings, and other printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait and landscape painter; Boston, Mass. Born in Boston, attended the Child-Walker School of Art, and was a student and friend of Charles Hopkinson.


Donated 1971-1983 by Pietro Pezzati.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 107 and 3483 available at all 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

Pietro Pezzati papers, 1913-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.