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Arcangelo Cascieri papers, circa 1902-1989

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Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Boston Architectural Center  Search this
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Physical Description:
4 Linear feet
This collection contains seven series. Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1935-1982 (.2 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 2: Writings, circa, circa 1960-1988 (.1 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 3: Project Files, circa 1931-1981 (2 Linear feet: Boxes 1-2, Rolled Documents 12 and 13) Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1902-1979 (.5 Linear feet: Box 2, OV 11) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1930-1989 (.2 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1920-1950 (.1 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1902-1981 (.9 Linear feet: OVs 4-10)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The Arcangelo Cascieri papers measure 4 linear feet and date from circa 1902-1989. They illustrate his career through correspondence, writings, project files, personal business records, printed and photographic material, and artwork.
Arcangelo Cascieri papers, circa 1902-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
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The Archives also hold an oral history conducted 1972, November 21 to 1974, January 24 by Robert F. Brown.
Biography Note:
Arcangelo Cascieri (1902-1997) was a sculptor who worked primarily in Boston.
Cascieri was born in Pescara province, Italy. In 1905 his father moved to Boston's North End and the rest of the family joined him in 1907. Eventually the family moved to East Boston where Cascieri began attending school and learning English. In his early teens he was taken out of school and began work in the shipping room of a shoe factory. During this time, he learned woodworking and carving. As his talent increased, he was offered an apprenticeship to Johannes Kirchmayer the chief sculptor at the W.F. Ross Studio in Cambridge. Kirchmayer also introduced Cascieri to the Boston Architectural Club in which he would be involved for the rest of his life.
In 1922, Cascieri began studying at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC) and finished the program in four years. After graduating he studied Fine Arts at Boston University until 1936. He was named head of the BAC in 1937 and was appointed Dean in 1943. Because faculty of the BAC worked on a volunteer basis, Cascieri supported himself, opening a studio with his brother-in-law Adio diBiccari. In 1952 they worked on projects such as the World War One Memorial at Belleau Wood in France and the World War Two Memorial at Margarten in the Netherlands. The most famous of their works in Boston is the Parkman Plaza fountain in Boston Common.
Cascieri died at the age of 94 on January 17, 1997.
Language Note:
English .
Papers were donated 1980-1982 by Arcangelo Cascieri.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
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Lives of artists
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Archives of American Art