A Finding Aid to the Raymond Ciarrocchi Papers, 1953-2010, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ciarraym
Creators:
Ciarrocchi, Ray, 1933-
Dates:
1953-2010
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.9 Linear feet
Repository:
The Raymond Ciarrocchi papers measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1953-2010. Correspondence and business records document Ciarrocchi's traveling exhibition, "The Nijinsky Series," and his relationships with Tibor de Nagy Gallery and Fischbach Gallery. Also found are four sketchbooks, a thesis about American landscape painting in which Ciarrocchi figures prominently, printed material, and photographs of Ciarrocchi.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Raymond Ciarrocchi papers measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1953-2010. Correspondence and business records document Ciarrocchi's traveling exhibition, "The Nijinsky Series," and his relationships with Tibor de Nagy Gallery and Fischbach Gallery. Also found are four sketchbooks, a thesis about American landscape painting in which Ciarrocchi figures prominently, printed material, and photographs of Ciarrocchi.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 7 series:
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1964-2009 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
  • Series 2: Letters, 1971-2010 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
  • Series 3: Writings, 1980 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
  • Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1971-1999 (Box 1; 0.2 linear ft.)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1971-2009 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.2 linear ft.)
  • Series 6: Sketchbooks, 1953-1956 (Box 2; 0.2 linear ft.)
  • Series 7: Photographs, 1963-1994 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Landscape painter Raymond Ciarrocchi (b. 1933) has spent much of his life in New York City, exhibiting regularly and teaching at Parsons School of Design, Columbia University, and the Baruch College of City University.
A native of Chicago, he studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Washington University (B.A.), and Boston University (M.F.A.). Beginning in 1971, Tibor de Nagy Gallery presented seven solo exhibitions of Ciarrocchi's work; after 1985 he was represented by Fischbach Gallery. Typically, he works in oil on canvas, though he has produced several monotype series, including one featuring Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.

Administration
Processing Information note
The collection was processed by Margot Chandler in 2011.
Author
Margot Chandler
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
The Raymond Ciarrocchi papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Raymond Ciarrocchi in 2011.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Raymond Ciarrocchi papers, 1953-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
The Raymond Ciarrocchi papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landsape painting -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tibor de Nagy Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fischbach Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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