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Dimitri Hadzi papers, 1921-2003

Creator:
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006  Search this
Subject:
Foundry, Nicci  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9532
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211731
AAA_collcode_hadzdimi
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211731

Dimitri Hadzi papers

Creator:
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006  Search this
Names:
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Foundry, Nicci  Search this
Greco, Emilio, 1913-1995  Search this
Monaco, Frank  Search this
Rockefeller, David, 1915-  Search this
Extent:
39.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1921-2003
Scope and Contents:
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 moving image material and sound recordings (approx. 5.0 linear ft.). The bulk of footage documents installations of multiple sculptural works by Hadzi, with extensive documentation of Thermopalae at the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Mass. in 1967-1968. Other footage includes documentaries about Hadzi, footage of exhibitions from the late 1960s and early 1970s, Hadzi working at the Nicci and Francesco Bruni foundries in Italy. Sound and video recordings also include interviews and lectures by Hadzi
Printed material includes an scrapbook, newspaper clippings, journal clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge  Search this
Sculptors -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.hadzdimi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hadzdimi

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