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Anthony Candido papers, 1950-2015, bulk 1957-1970

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Candido, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Meehan, Nancy  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
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Physical Description:
14 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1992, 2002 (0.1 linear feet, Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1957-2013 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1) Series 3: Diaries and Journals, 1963-2014 (0.7 linear feet, Box 1-2) Series 4: Writings, circa 1956-1997 (0.5 linear feet, Box 2, OV 24) Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1945-2010 (0.6 linear feet, Box 2-3) Series 6: Project Files, 1954-2015 (0.1 linear feet, Box 3) Series 7: Teaching Files, 1959-1966 (0.1 linear feet, Box 3) Series 8: Printed Material, 1956-2015 (0.5 linear feet, Box 3, 11, OV 25) Series 9: Artwork, 1950-2013 (9.50 linear feet, Box 3-18, OV 26) Series 10: Photographic Material, 1955-2007 (0.5 linear feet, Box 10)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of architect and painter Anthony Candido measure 14.0 linear feet and date from 1950-2015. Included are biographical material; correspondence with artists; teaching files from Cooper Union, School of Architecture; annotated sketchbooks and drawings; exhibition files; photographs of architecture, and paintings of Candido's wife, choreographer Nancy Meehan.
Anthony Candido papers, 1950-2015, bulk 1957-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels N70-57-N70-59, N70-69-N70-72, 59, and 94 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Use Note:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.
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Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Anthony Candido conducted by Paul Cummings, October 7, 1970.
Biography Note:
Anthony Candido (1924-) is an architect, painter and educator in New York, New York.
Candido attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he studied architecture and planning and began teaching at Cooper Union in 1959. There he introduced the Block Project to his Architectonics class, which was derived from his still life paintings of his painter's table. Candido's artwork was often shown at and The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery of The Cooper Union. His monograph, "Tony Candido: Night Drawings 1956" was published by The Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1993.
Candido's broad range of experience in painting and architecture can be seen throughout his career. From 1954-1957 Candido worked for I.M. Pei as a designer where he designed a glass umbrella for Roosevelt Field and the first published design for the GSA Buildings. In 1969 he traveled to Japan for Davis & Brody to supervise the design and construction of the U.S. Pavilion, at EXPO '70. Candido's works have been included in numerous exhibitions around the world including the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, Galerie de L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lorient, France, and the International Design Forum, Asahikawa, Japan. Candido has also exhibited works at various New York galleries, including the Painting Center, Betty Parsons Gallery, St. Mark's Church on the Bowery, and the Area Gallery. Projects of note included The Existence Paintings, The Seated Man, The Standing Man, and The Heads (large and small). He has also been an artist in residence with the Nancy Meehan Dance Company since 1970.
Language Note:
English .
Donated by Anthony Candido in 2019. A portion of the sketches and sketchbooks included with the donation were loaned for microfilming in 1970-1971.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Lives of artists
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Archives of American Art