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Series 4 | A Finding Aid to the Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975

Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975

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Series 4: Writings, 1911-1975, undated
(Boxes 14-17; 3.8 linear ft.)

Among the extensive writings by Fabri are drafts and completed manuscripts of articles, books, music and lyrics, and a few poems. Manuscripts for Fabri's books include two unpublished titles: a partial draft and outline for
Flower Painting in Every Medium
that may have become
Complete Guide to Flower Painting
, and
The Romance of Architecture
.
Diaries (75 vols.) covering the period 1918-1975 (entirely or partially in Hungarian prior to about 1938) contain almost daily entries recording in varying degrees of detail professional and personal activities, special and mundane events, and his opinions. Of particular interest are Fabri's heavily illustrated notes from his student days at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Notebooks (7 vols.) mainly contain lists of concerts, operas, and plays attended by Fabri between 1912 and 1974, noting the performers. Writings by other authors include the manuscript of
Pastel Painting
, a book published by Stephen Csoka, said to have been ghostwritten by Fabri.
The series is arranged into 2 subseries:
4.1: Writings By Fabri, 1911-1975, undated
4.2: Writings By Other Authors, 1962, undated
4.1:Writings By Fabri, 1911-1975, undated
DescriptionContainer
Addresss
Address Books, circa 1920s-1969, undated
(6 volumes)
14
5-9
Card File and Loose Slips of Paper, undated
14
10
Articles
Various Titles, 1921-1971, undated
14
11
"Methods and Materials" (series in
Pictures on Exhibit
), 1949-circa 1955
14
12
Books
Advanced Techniques and Styles in Oil Painting
(partial manuscript and outline; unpublished), 1953
14
13
The Art of Polymer Painting
Edited First Draft, circa 1966
14
14
Revised Manuscript, circa 1966
14
15
Final Manuscript, circa 1966
14
16
Notes and Information Concerning Publicity, 1966
14
17
Artist's Guide to Composition
Manuscript, 1969
14
18-19
Illustrations, Captions, Invoices for Photo Orders, 1969
14
20
Color: A Complete Guide for Artists
Edited Draft, circa 1967
14
21-22
Partial Draft and Notes, circa 1967
14
23
Complete Guide to Flower Painting
Manuscript, circa 1968
14
24-25
The First Hundred Years: A Brief History of the American Watercolor Society
Manuscript, 1968
14
26
Notes, 1968
14
27
Flower Painting in Every Medium
(partial draft and outline), circa 1966
15
1
Learn To Draw
(manuscript), 1945
15
2
Oil Painting: How To Do It!
(dummy), circa 1953
15
3
Painting Cityscapes
Manuscript, circa 1969
15
4-5
Illustration Captions, 1969
15
6
Painting Outdoors
(manuscript), circa 1968-1968
15
7-8
The Romance of Architecture
(unpublished)
Draft, circa 1959
15
9
Manuscript, circa 1959
15
10
Sculpture in Paper
Draft, circa 1966
15
11
Manuscript, circa 1967
15
12
Diaries (vols. 1 -21), 1918-1952
15
13-21
Diaries (vols. 22-61), 1953-1969
16
1-15
Diaries (vols. 62-75), 1970-1975, undated
17
1-5
Epicomedy, 1911
17
6
Exhibition Reviews (probably for
Pictures on Exhibit
), 1952-1956
17
7
Lecture Notes, 1933-1947
17
8
Lists of Art Work, undated
17
9
Music and Lyrics, 1910-1913
17
10
Notes from Architecture Courses, Hungarian Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 1915-1916
17
11
Notebooks, 1912-1974, undated
(7 vols)
17
12-13
Notes, Miscellaneous, undated
17
14
Poems, 1959, 1962, undated
17
15
4.2:Writings By Other Authors, 1962, undated
DescriptionContainer
Hoffman Irwin D. Tribute to Ralph Fabri, undated
17
16
Csoka, Stephen,
Pastel Painting
(ghostwritten by Fabri)
Corrected Draft, 1962
17
17
Final Manuscript, 1962
17
18

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