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Anthony Candido papers

Creator:
Candido, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Names:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Meehan, Nancy  Search this
Extent:
14 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Date:
1950-2015
bulk 1957-1970
Summary:
The papers of architect and painter Anthony Candido measure 14.00 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.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of architect and painter Anthony Candido measure 14.00 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.

This collection documents Candido's career as an educator, artist and architect through biographical material, including Candido's CV, artist bio, and a transcript from a Cooper Union faculty interview; professional and personal correspondence with friends, educators, and artists including letters from Lillian Kiesler, Christopher Wilmarth, and Sol LeWitt; journals documenting Candido's artistic process and personal life; writings including lectures, notes, poems, drafts, and a play script; exhibition files that document Candido's work shown at various museums and galleries; project files from Roosevelt field, the 1969 World Exposition, and Toronto City Square; class lists; notes; lectures; course descriptions; clippings; exhibition catalogs, posters, and announcements; Nancy Meehan Dance Company flyers, posters, and pamphlets; annotated sketchbooks; travel sketchbooks; loose sketches; drawings; paintings on paper; and photographs of Candido and Nancy Meehan, his artwork, and his studio.
Arrangement:
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)
Biographical / Historical:
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.
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.
Provenance:
Donated by Anthony Candido in 2019. A portion of the sketches and sketchbooks included with the donation were loaned for microfilming in 1970-1971.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.
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:
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Architects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Anthony Candido papers, 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.candanth
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Anthony Candido papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw906d76e2e-9633-411a-996d-9b02c6bc4ad2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-candanth
Online Media:

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

Creator:
Candido, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Subject:
Meehan, Nancy  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Anthony Candido papers, 1950-2015, bulk 1957-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7319
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209472
AAA_collcode_candanth
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209472

Meehan, Nancy and Tony Candido

Collection Creator:
Charlton, Maryette  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1997
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Maryette Charlton papers, circa 1890-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Maryette Charlton papers
Maryette Charlton papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: Personal Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9260018e0-e4c8-44cf-9fa8-aa5597719b71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-charmary-ref1349

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