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The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.
José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on microfilm legacy reels D150, 375-378 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. The order of the papers presented in this finding aid do not match the order of the papers as they were microfilmed.
Location of Originals:
Reels D150 and 375-378: Originals returned to Jose de Creeft after microfilming.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
The Archives of American Art also holds an interview of JosÔe De Creeft conducted October 1-8, 1968 by Forrest Selvig and the papers of de Creeft's wife Lorrie Goulet.
José de Creeft (1908-1982) was a Spanish-born sculptor active in New York City, New York. Born in Guadalajara, Spain and raised in Barcelona. He studied at the Academie Julian, emigrated to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1940, and taught at the Black Mountain College and at the Art Students League.
Approximately five percent of the collection, as well as many artist's statements are in Spanish.
José De Creeft's widow, Lorrie Goulet, donated the papers in 1985 and 2009.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001