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Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists, [ca. 1929-1970]

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Del Deo, Josephine Couch, 1925-  Search this
Del Deo, Salvatore, 1928-  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Malicoat, Philip Cecil  Search this
Hensche, Henry  Search this
Yater, George D. (George David)  Search this
Geiger, Caroline  Search this
Shackelford, Shelby  Search this
Winslow, J. Madaline  Search this
Moffett, Ross E.  Search this
Severini, Gino  Search this
Parr, James Wingate  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Margo, Boris  Search this
Front Street Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center  Search this
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Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Material collected or kept by the Del Deo's relating to Provincetown art and artists, including Ross Moffet, Karl Knaths, James Wingate Parr, J. Madaline Winslow, Front Street Gallery, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Center (FAWC).
Material pertaining to painter Ross Moffett includes photographs of his family and its farm in Iowa; photographs of Moffett's paintings and drawings; photographs of Moffett's work taken by George Yater; material pertaining to Moffett's lecture "Three Dimensional Organization in Painting"; translations from a publication by Gino Severini; and drawings of Moffett by Shelby Shackelford.
Knaths material consists of two sketchbooks, one with occassional notes (1929) and one, ca. 1952; the sketches are figure and landscape compositions in Knath's characteristic cubist style. Parr material consists of a small album containing clippings, photographs of work, telegrams, and letters (undated and 1946); Winslow material is a letter to Caroline H. Geiger (1938).
Also found are records of the cooperative Front Street Gallery, in which Sal Del Deo was a member for its one-season existence, including information on the "Freedom Riders Exhibition" to benefit the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); 7 reel-to-reel tape recordings made by Del Deo at the first three sessions of the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), 1968-1970, including lectures or seminars by Jack Tworkov, Henry Hensche, Karl Knaths, Philip Malicoat, Boris Margo, and Ross Moffett.
Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo collection relating to Provincetown artists, [ca. 1929-1970]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
Reel-to-reel recordings of FAWC lectures and discussions: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission of Josephine Del Deo, 31 Atkins Mayo Rd., Provincetown, Mass. 02657, until 2023 Aug. 25.
Biography Note:
Collectors; Provincetown, Mass. Josephine is the author of Figures in a Landscape : the Life and Times of the American Painter, RossMoffett, 1888-1971. Sal (b. 1928) is a painter and former vice-president of the Fine Arts Work Center.
Donated 1996, 1998 and 2000 by Jo & Sal Del Deo. They received the Moffett material Moffett's widow and used by Del Deo in preparation for her biography on Moffett. The Parr album was received from Robert Cummings, an old friend of Parr's, who had received it from Parr's parents. The Knaths sketchbooks were given by his widow, Helen, to the Del Deos. The Winslow letter was given to Josephine Del Deo by Janice Crouch who had a connection with Geiger or her family, either as a relation or a friend.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art