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Raymond Ciarrocchi papers, 1953-2010

Raymond Ciarrocchi papers, 1953-2010

Ciarrocchi, Raymond, 1933-

Painter, Teacher

Collection Information

Size: 0.9 linear feet

Summary: The Raymond Ciarrocchi papers measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1953-2010. Correspondence and business records document Ciarrocchi's traveling exhibition, "The Nijinsky Series," and his relationships with Tibor de Nagy Gallery and Fischbach Gallery. Also found are four sketchbooks, a thesis about American landscape painting in which Ciarrocchi figures prominently, printed material, and photographs of Ciarrocchi.

Biographical/Historical Note

Raymond Ciarrocchi (1933-) is a landscape painter in New York, N.Y.


The Raymond Ciarrocchi papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Raymond Ciarrocchi in 2011.

A Finding Aid to the Raymond Ciarrocchi Papers, 1953-2010, in the Archives of American Art
Biographical/Historical note
Landscape painter Raymond Ciarrocchi (b. 1933) has spent much of his life in New York City, exhibiting regularly and teaching at Parsons School of Design, Columbia University, and the Baruch College of City University.
A native of Chicago, he studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Washington University (B.A.), and Boston University (M.F.A.). Beginning in 1971, Tibor de Nagy Gallery presented seven solo exhibitions of Ciarrocchi's work; after 1985 he was represented by Fischbach Gallery. Typically, he works in oil on canvas, though he has produced several monotype series, including one featuring Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 7 series:
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1964-2009 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
Series 2: Letters, 1971-2010 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
Series 3: Writings, 1980 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1971-1999 (Box 1; 0.2 linear ft.)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1971-2009 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.2 linear ft.)
Series 6: Sketchbooks, 1953-1956 (Box 2; 0.2 linear ft.)
Series 7: Photographs, 1963-1994 (Box 2; 1 folder)
The Raymond Ciarrocchi papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Raymond Ciarrocchi in 2011.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed by Margot Chandler in 2011.

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

Raymond Ciarrocchi papers, 1953-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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