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John L. Pappas papers

Creator:
Pappas, John L., 1898-1976  Search this
Names:
Burroughs, Clyde H. (Clyde Huntley), 1882-1973  Search this
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-  Search this
McKinney, Roland J. (Roland Joseph), b. 1898  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Slusser, Jean Paul, 1886-1981  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1929-1977
Scope and Contents:
Biographical sketch; 6 photographs of Pappas; a scrapbook of clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; a magazine article; and "Art Week: A National Spotlighting of American Art and Artists for the Sale of Their Work"; and correspondence, including letters from Clyde Burroughs, Michael Lekakis, Roland J. McKinney, E.P. Richardson, George Rickey, and Jean Paul Slusser.
REEL 440 AND SCANNED One photograph of Pappas and a student in his painting class; this photograph was microfilmed under Photo of Artists I, and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Pappas papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; Detroit, Michigan. Born in Florina, Greece. Came to the U.S. in 1914. Best known for his landscapes done in oils or watercolors, often depicting small Greek villages or ancient ruins. Died in 1976.
Provenance:
Donated 1980 by Penelope Cooper.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Landscape painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.pappjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pappjohn

Michael Lekakis papers

Creator:
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-  Search this
Names:
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962  Search this
Freeman, Joseph  Search this
Gilford, Henry  Search this
Olson, Charles, 1910-1970  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1990
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; U.S. Army records; postcards; telegrams; a monologue; photographs; catalogs; clippings; and publications.
REEL N69-131: U.S. Army records commenting on Lekakis' work in camouflage during World War II; 11 letters, postcards and telegrams, 1951-1963, from Marion and E.E. Cummings concerning translations, from U.S.I.S. officers, and from the Baltimore Museum of Art, the last concerning a Lekakis painting rejected by the Trustees; a xerox monologue, "Medea at Corinth," by Joseph Freeman, and a comment on Lekakis by Henry Gilford; photographs; catalogs; and clippings.
REELS 3090-3091: Papers pertaining to poets Charles Olson and Ezra Pound. Included are 12 letters and postcards from Olson, a letter from the University of Connecticut Archives requesting information about Olson, and two publications (Y & X, 1948 and Right Angle, 1949) which contain poems by Olson. In addition there are 32 letters and postcards, 1953-1958, from Ezra Pound, two letters from Dorothy Pound, and a letter from James Johnson Sweeney to Ezra Pound about the possibility of acquiring Lekakis's sculpture for the Guggenheim.
ADDITION: Biographical information, including records from the memorial service for Lekakis held at the Art Students League, March 6, 1988; clippings, 1962-1988; exhibition announcements, 1946-1990, and catalogs, 1980-1988; poems by Lekakis; and a transcript of a Voice of America radio interview.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, poet; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1969-1978 by Michael Lekakis, except for Cummings & Pound letters which were returned to Lekakis after microfilming, and in 1992 by Catherine Lekakis Hios, sister of Michael Lekakis.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lekamich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lekamich

Calvert Coggeshall Papers

Creator:
Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Bowdoin College, Museum of Art  Search this
Jack Tilton Gallery  Search this
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-  Search this
Morgan, Priscilla  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Perkins, Frances  Search this
Shoji, Sadao, 1937-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Oral histories (document genres)
Notes
Transcripts
Essays
Blueprints
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Poems
Date:
1920-1999
bulk 1965-1989
Summary:
The papers of Maine abstract painter and interior designer Calvert Coggeshall measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1920-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-1989. They consist of scattered biographical material, personal and business related correspondence, writings, exhibition files, design business files, printed material, and photographs of Coggeshall, his friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of Maine abstract painter and designer Calvert Coggeshall measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1920-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-1989. They consist of biographical material, personal and business correspondence, personal writings, exhibition and business files, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the material documents Coggeshall's professional work and his friendships with other artists.

Biographical material includes Coggeshall's personal address books and day planning notes, oral history transcripts, including an interview discussing his friendship with Walker Evans, a copy of his Guggenheim application and acceptance letters, and miscellaneous records.

Correspondence is predominantly in the form of cards, postcards, and short letters received from family and friends. These include correspondence from Coggeshall's father, children, his older grandchildren, and his mother-in-law, Frances Coralie Perkins. Other frequent correspondents include family friend Daphne Cox, artists Michael Lekakis, Loren McIver, Jack Tworkov, and museum director Gordon Washburn.

Personal writings consist of poetry notes and drafts and a short essay on church design.

Exhibition files concern Coggeshall's one man shows at the Betty Parsons Gallery during the 1970s and early 1980s, his retrospective at Bowdoin College in 1977, and his inclusion in shows at Artists Space, the Farnsworth Museum, and Jack Tilton Gallery.

Business files related to Coggeshall's interior design work consist of architectural renderings and blueprints, work proposals, invoices, and receipts. Some of the more significant projects include work done for Lisa de Kooning, Priscilla Morgan, Arthur Penn, and Shoji Sadao.

Printed material includes newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements from other artists, and a booklet showcasing abstract artists titled, "Artfully Taught."

Photographs are color and black and white prints of Coggeshall and his friends in his studio and outside his Newcastle, Maine residence. There are also black and white photographs of Coggeshall's early design work in furniture and fabric, as well as documentation of his gallery design work for the Albright Art Gallery.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1960-1990 (Box 1, OV 3; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1993 (Box 1, OV 3; 28 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1965-1989 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1970-1992 (Box 1, OV 3; 12 folders)

Series 5: Business Files, 1973-1989 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4-5; 27 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1999 (Box 2, OV 3; 6 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1940-1985 (Box 2; 6 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
Calvert Coggeshall (1907-1990) worked as an abstract painter and interior designer primarily in Maine and New York City. From 1951 to 1978, he exhibited regularly with the Betty Parsons Gallery.

Born in Whitesboro, New York, Coggeshall started his career as an interior designer, working on commissions for clients in the New York City area. He later consulted on the interior designs for Henry Dreyfuss'line of cruise/cargo ships called American Export, popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. In the 1940s, he also worked with inventor Arthur Young to design interiors for the first full-sized scale of Bell helicopter models. By the 1950s, Coggeshall began splitting his time between painting and design work, though he continued to regularly consult and work on several architectural and interior design projects throughout the 1980s.

As a painter, his early monochromatic abstracts were influenced by his friend and abstract expressionist, Bradley Walker Tomlin. An early member of Betty Parson's stable of painters, Coggeshall was friends with other artists, including Jack Tworkov, Grace Hartigan, Katharine Kuh, Nora Sayre, Hedda Sterne, and Richard Tuttle. After summering and eventually moving to Newcastle, Maine in the 1960s, he began introducing color into his abstract paintings. and A major retrospective of his work was held at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine in 1977. In 1978, he received a Guggenheim fellowship in recognition of his work. Working out of his studios in Newcastle and Manhattan, Coggeshall continued producing abstract paintings into the late 1980s. Coggeshall died in 1990.
Provenance:
The papers of Calvert Coggeshall were donated in 2006 by his son Tomlin Coggeshall.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Designers -- Maine  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Oral histories (document genres)
Notes
Transcripts
Essays
Blueprints
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Poems
Citation:
Calvert Coggeshall papers, 1920-1999, bulk 1965-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coggcalv
See more items in:
Calvert Coggeshall Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coggcalv

[Photographs and slides of art work handled by the Berman/Daferner gallery]

Creator:
Berman/Daferner (Gallery)  Search this
Names:
Berman, Douglas  Search this
Cronbach, Robert M., 1908-2001  Search this
Daferner, Peter  Search this
Glinsky, Vincent, 1895-1975  Search this
Grippe, Peter, 1912-  Search this
Hartwig, Cleo, 1911-  Search this
Konzal, Joseph, 1905-1994  Search this
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Wheelock, Warren, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
285 Items (photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. and smaller.)
5 Slides (b&w)
133 Slides (col.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
[ca. 1950-1960]
Scope and Contents:
285 photographs of art work by sculptors Vincent Glinsky and Cleo Hartwig; 5 slides (b&w) of Hartwig's work; and 133 color slides of work by artists Robert Cronbach, Peter Grippe, Joseph Konzal, Michael Lekakis, Charles Green Shaw, and Warren Wheelock.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Operated by Douglas Berman and Peter Daferner.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 and 1998 by Douglas Berman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Photographs  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- Photographs  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.bermdafe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bermdafe

Michael Lekakis papers, 1940-1990

Creator:
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-1987  Search this
Subject:
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)  Search this
Freeman, Joseph  Search this
Gilford, Henry  Search this
Olson, Charles  Search this
Pound, Ezra  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9131
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211325
AAA_collcode_lekamich
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211325

Michael Lekakis: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001782
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140331

Eros/Psyche, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Architect:
Chimes, Nicholas  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Saint George Athenagoras Manor 850 Locust Near entrance Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107
Date:
1980
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Cupid  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Psyche  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Love  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA000122
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315460

Growings : a survey of the sculpture of Michael Lekakis / curated by Efi Andreadis ; photography by David Finn

Author:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Andreadis, Efi  Search this
Kouros Gallery  Search this
Foundation for Hellenic Culture (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
[1996]
Call number:
NB237.L359 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_613958

Out of wood : recent sculpture

Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Kendrick, Mel 1949-  Search this
Von Rydingsvärd, Ursula 1942-  Search this
Hague, Raoul 1905-  Search this
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([7] p.) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1989
Topic:
Wood-carving--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .O97 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642113

Michael Lekakis : a retrospective exhibition, March 1987 / [text, B.H. Friedman]

Author:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987-  Search this
Friedman, B. H (Bernard Harper) 1926-  Search this
Camillos Kouros Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
[1987]
20th century
Topic:
Wood-carving--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
NB237.L359 A4 1987
N40.1.L532F9 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642117

Michael Lekakis : five decades

Title:
Five decades
Author:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Kouros Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
[1983]
Call number:
N6537.L441 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003475

Sculpture and drawings by Michael Lekakis : [exhibition] January 12 to February 18, 1968

Author:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Subject:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
Call number:
NB237.L359 A4 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948603

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Cherry wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Vassar College Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center 124 Raymond Avenue, Box 703 Poughkeepsie New York 12604-0703 Accession Number: 77.60.15
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 37260030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_412598

Chorosphere, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Cherrywood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Dayton Art Institute 456 Belmonte Park North Dayton Ohio 45405
Date:
1947-1958
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75006832
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12543

Goddess of Growth, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Figure: Carved ivory
Base: wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Portland Art Museum 1219 S. W. Park Avenue Portland Oregon 97205
Topic:
Mythology  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75007655
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_13643

Dance, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Sassafrass
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 58.1509
Date:
1958
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76002438
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1681

Thunderbird, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Ebony
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sheldon Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden 12th & R Streets Lincoln Nebraska 68588
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76001331
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_2682

Neried, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cherry; Base: red pine
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Guild Hall Museum 158 Main Street East Hampton New York 11937 Accession Number: 82.16
Date:
1946
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 34280023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27105

Ptisis (Soaring), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: oak; Base: pine; Pedestal; mahogany
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York New York 10019 Accession Number: 74.63
Date:
1957-1962
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Flight  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36240276
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_28656

Sympan, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Medium:
Oak
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021 Accession Number: 61.33
Date:
1960
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76003883
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_7054

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