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Xavier J. Barile papers, 1901-1973

Barile, Xavier J., 1891-1981

Art teacher, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 2 microfilm reels

Summary: Twenty-two letters and postcards; photographs of Barile, of his family, his art classes and his work; 40 sketches and a sketchbook; a 1965 calendar with notes; catalogs; clippings; teaching brochures; and 30 newsletters by Barile "La Voix de L'Artiste," and "A Collection of Art News and Views."
Biographical data; correspondence, including seven letters from John Sloan, one from Reginald Marsh and one from Leo Lentelli; notes, personal documents; original prints; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; photographs of Barile and of him with his art classes, and photographs of his paintings; photographs of the 1927 and 1929 Kit Kat Ball; reproductions of his cartoons and paintings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; publicity material; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Xavier J. Barile (1891-1981) was a painter, printmaker, and instructor in New York, N.Y.


Barile donated a portion of the papers in 1972 and 1975. His sister, Mrs. Camilla Tortorella, cleared out Barile's studio when he moved to a nursing home, and donated an additional portion of his papers October 1976.

Location of Originals

  • Sketchbooks were returned to the donor, Mrs. Camilla Tortorella, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1408-1409 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Xavier J. Barile papers, 1901-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.