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Dimitri Hadzi papers, 1921-2003

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Creator:
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006
Subject:
Foundry, Nicci
Greco, Emilio
Monaco, Frank
Rockefeller, David
Harvard University. Germanic Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
37.0 linear feet
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.
Summary:
Biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings, photographs, audio visual material, and printed material relating to the life and career of Dimitri Hadzi.
Biographical material includes Hadzi's birth certificate, memoir files, school diplomas and report cards, course notebooks and transcripts, passports, military documentation, and professional membership files.
Professional and personal correspondence is with artists, critics, historians, dealers, collectors, institutions, students, assistants, fans, as well as family during Hadzi's military career.
Personal business records include project files containing correspondence, proposals, drawings, sales and writings on sculptural commissions, unrealized projects, competitions, blueprints, estimates, awards, loans and purchases, and Hadzi's teaching career.
Writings include journals, diaries, travel and military notebooks, daily notes, poetry, school notebooks, essays by Hadzi, address books, and guest books from Hadzi exhibitions.
Photographs are of Hadzi, his family, friends and studio and document his time during World War II, family vacations, and sculpture projects. Photographs of friends include Emilio Greco, David Rockfeller, Nicci Foundry, and Frank Monaco, among others.
A significant portion contains audio visual material (approx. 5.0 linear ft.) and includes numerous VHS videos, motion picture film and audio cassettes featuring interviews with Hadzi, projects, and exhibition openings.
Printed material includes an scrapbook, newspaper clippings, journal clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Citation:
Dimitri Hadzi papers, 1921-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Dimitri Hadzi (1921-2006) was a sculptor from Massachusetts. Hadzi studied at Cooper Union, the Brooklyn Museum School, and as a Fulbright scholar, at the Polytechnion, Athens. He established himself in Rome in 1951, returning to the U.S. in 1975 as Studio Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, the first artist to be tenured there. Through the 1980s he undertook many commissioned projects for public sculpture.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 and 1998 by Dimitri Hadzi and in 2008 and 2011 by Cynthia Hadzi, Dimitri Hadzi's widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Blueprints
Diaries
Drawings
Educators
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Poetry
Sculptors
Sculptors
Sculpture, Modern
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Visitors' books
World War, 1939-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9532
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211731
AAA_collcode_hadzdimi
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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