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Creator:
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Subject:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Roszak, Theodore  Search this
De Creeft, William  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Gómez Gil, Alfredo  Search this
Nivola, Costantino  Search this
Campos, Jules  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Lawrence, Gertrude  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Escuder, Joseph  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.School  Search this
Stone Mountain Memorial (Ga.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
28.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
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:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
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.
Biography Note:
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.
Language Note:
Approximately five percent of the collection, as well as many artist's statements are in Spanish.
Provenance:
José De Creeft's widow, Lorrie Goulet, donated the papers in 1985 and 2009.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Educators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7406
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209563
AAA_collcode_decrjose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209563