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Giovanna (Joanne) Cecchetti papers, [ca. 1960]-1999

Creator:
Cecchetti, Giovanna., 1953-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.6 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.
Summary:
Personal and professional correspondence, 1977-1996; diaries; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; hand-made artists' books containing poems and photographs of Cecchetti's paintings; printed material; and photographs, contact sheets, and slides of Cecchetti's work. Also found are 0.3 feet of research files and related material for an exhibition curated by Cecchetti, "Eclectic Selections: Art in Paterson at the End of the Twentieth Century," featuring 35 contemporary artists (including Cecchetti) working in the Paterson, N.J. area, on view at the Paterson Art Museum from June through September 1999. Included are the published catalog, catalog mss. drafts, press releases, photographs, reviews, and a scrapbook containing notes on each artist, photographs of the artist and his or her work, artists' statements, biographies and résumés, and Cecchetti's detailed commentaries on her visits to the artists' studios.
In addition to Cecchetti, artists in the show included: Amir Akwetee, Werner Brause, Fred Duignan, Walter Eres, Tim Gaydos, Teresa Harris, Glenn Hutton, Don Kommit, Larry Lear, Juan Ramón López, Frank Marchese, Dennis Marshall, Alicia Maury, Isabel Monticelli, Ken Morris, Jr, Michael Murphy, F.L. Niccoletti, John Paterson, Gilbert Riou, Joe Ruffilo, Vincent Salvati, Mitch Santiago, Debra Lynn Scott, Anne Simon, Karenann Sinocchi, Gerald Slota, Randy L. Stephens, Yuri Tchary, Tomaz Tomanek, George Tschurjumow, Gregory van Maanan, Eugene Weber, and Norman Woehrle.
Citation:
Giovanna (Joanne) Cecchetti papers, [ca. 1960]-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Independent curator and artist; Paterson, New Jersey. Used the first name Joanne prior to 1986.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 and 1999 by Giovanna Cecchetti.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, Modern
Artists
Artists' books
Curators
Diaries
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6280
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)220037
AAA_collcode_ceccgiov
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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