Giovanna (Joanne) Cecchetti papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ceccgiov
Creators:
Cecchetti, Giovanna.
Dates:
[ca. 1960]-1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Personal and professional correspondence, 1977-1996; diaries; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; hand-made artists' books containing poems and photographs of Cecchetti's paintings; printed material; and photographs, contact sheets, and slides of Cecchetti's work. Also found are 0.3 feet of research files and related material for an exhibition curated by Cecchetti, "Eclectic Selections: Art in Paterson at the End of the Twentieth Century," featuring 35 contemporary artists (including Cecchetti) working in the Paterson, N.J. area, on view at the Paterson Art Museum from June through September 1999. Included are the published catalog, catalog mss. drafts, press releases, photographs, reviews, and a scrapbook containing notes on each artist, photographs of the artist and his or her work, artists' statements, biographies and résumés, and Cecchetti's detailed commentaries on her visits to the artists' studios.
Scope and Contents
In addition to Cecchetti, artists in the show included: Amir Akwetee, Werner Brause, Fred Duignan, Walter Eres, Tim Gaydos, Teresa Harris, Glenn Hutton, Don Kommit, Larry Lear, Juan Ramón López, Frank Marchese, Dennis Marshall, Alicia Maury, Isabel Monticelli, Ken Morris, Jr, Michael Murphy, F.L. Niccoletti, John Paterson, Gilbert Riou, Joe Ruffilo, Vincent Salvati, Mitch Santiago, Debra Lynn Scott, Anne Simon, Karenann Sinocchi, Gerald Slota, Randy L. Stephens, Yuri Tchary, Tomaz Tomanek, George Tschurjumow, Gregory van Maanan, Eugene Weber, and Norman Woehrle.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Independent curator and artist; Paterson, New Jersey. Used the first name Joanne prior to 1986.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 and 1999 by Giovanna Cecchetti.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Giovanna Cecchetti. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Women artists -- New Jersey Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Paterson Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artists -- New Jersey -- Paterson Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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