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Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1923-1979

Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1923-1979

Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979

Painter, Portrait painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, sketches and prints, a scrapbook, photographs, and printed materials document Arnautoff's career and sojourn in Mexico.

Reel 3429 (frames 3-442): Letters and greeting cards from Diego Rivera, Jose Cisneros, and other correspondents; a sketchbook of drawings done in Mexico, 1926-1931 (23 x 31 cm. ); 176 drawings and prints; prints, mostly in the form of greeting cards, by Ray Boynton, Marilyn Chadwick, Esther Clark, F. Olmsted, and others; clippings and exhibition announcements; and 91 photographs of Arnautoff, his friends, works of art, and works by others.

Reels 3429-3430: Approximately 750 drawings and prints by Arnautoff; correspondence; notes; printed materials; a scrapbook (1928-1981) containing a resume, letters, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs of works of art; and photographs of Arnautoff, his works of art, and art-related events. A photograph by Ansel Adams (1939) is titled "Yosemite."

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; San Francisco, California.


The donors, Jacob and Vasily Arnautoff, are Victor Arnautoff's sons.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 3429-3430 available 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

Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.