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Umberto Romano papers, [ca. 1935-1979]

Romano, Umberto Roberto, 1905-1982

Muralist, Painter, Designer, Printmaker, Sculptor, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Items, Linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence, printed material, sketchbooks, photographs, and business material.
REEL 701: 17 letters from E.A. Jewell, Nelson Rockefeller, J. Carter Brown and Helen Gerardia; exhibition catalogs and announcements; 23 photographs of Romano and his paintings; clippings and brochures on the Umberto Romano School of Art; BEST OF ART by Emily Genauer with an article on Romano's painting "Ecce Homo" and a copy of THE DIVINE COMEDY illustrated by Romano.
UNMICROFILMED: Personal letters and xeroxed correspondence from the White House regarding a commission for the portrait of Sara Delano Roosevelt; 2 contracts with the National Academy of Design; 2 sketchbooks; photographs of mural paintings in Springfield, Massachusetts and the Century Club, New York City; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor and teacher; New York (N.Y.) Born in Naples, Italy. Illustrated Dante's THE DIVINE COMEDY in 1947. Instructor of painting and sculpture at Worcester Art Museum School and privately in New York City. Member: National Society of Mural Painters, National Academy of Design, Audubon Artists and the Century Association.


Donated in 1971 and 1979 by Romano.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 701 available for use at 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

Umberto Romano papers, [ca. 1935-1979]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.