Leonidas Dudarew-Ossetynski collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1942–1989
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Approximately 12 linear feet of material consisting of letters written to actor, director, painter, art collector, and Polish American activist Leonidas Dudarew-Ossetynski. Among the correspondents are artists Stanisław Szukalski and Maria Werten (Wertenstein).

Biographical Historical Note

Born in Poland, Leonidas Dudarew-Ossetynski settled in the United States in 1941 and worked in Polish American theater. Stanisław Szukalski was a Polish-born painter and sculptor who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance. Maria Werten was an illustrator, graphic designer, and printmaker as well as an art collector.