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De Patta, Margaret, 1903-1964  Search this
Davis, Adelle  Search this
Barson, Fred  Search this
Bielawski, Eugene  Search this
Fleisher, Janet  Search this
Flory, Alice  Search this
McHendrie, Janet  Search this
Ries, Victor  Search this
Untracht, Oppi  Search this
Designs Contemporary  Search this
Oregon State System of Higher Education  Search this
Nanny's Design Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
San Francisco Metal Arts Guild  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
California Labor School  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.7 Linear feet
This collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1946-2011 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Writings, circa 1935-1963 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Teaching Files, 1944-1969 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1948-2012 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1943-2001 (0.9 linear feet; Box 2) Series 6: Printed Material, 1938-1981 (0.1 linear feet; Box 3) Series 7: Artwork and Sketchbook, circa 1930-circa 1960 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1935-1967 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-4, OV 5)
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.
The papers of California jewelry designer Margaret De Patta measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 2012. The papers include correspondence, writings, teaching files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs.
Margaret De Patta papers, circa 1930-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
San Francisco contemporary jewelry designer Margaret De Patta, née Strong, was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1903 and raised in San Diego, California. She was among the first contemporary studio jewelers and a proponent of modernism. De Patta studied painting at the San Diego Academy of Fine Arts from 1921-1923, the California School of Fine Arts from 1923-1925, and the New York Art Students League from 1926-1929.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
The Margaret De Patta papers were donated in two installments in 2003 and 2015 by Martha Bielawski, the second wife of Margaret De Patta's second husband, Eugene Bielawski. These papers were collected as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art