Archives of American Art

Nassos Daphnis papers

Collection ID:
Daphnis, Nassos, 1914-2010
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Professional and personal correspondence; biographical material; notes; typescript; sketches; photograph; and catalogs and announcements.
Scope and Contents
REEL N69/124: Professional correspondence with Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, and the Corcoran Gallery; notes and typescript commentary by Daphnis on his work for a 1953 exhibition; sketches; photographs of Daphnis, his family and his work, many identifying the owners; catalogs and other printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL N70-68: Letters from Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Gallery and other museums, personal friends including Stephen Bourgeois, Mrs. William (Helen) Gratwick, Michael Kyriakis and others, and the American Peony Society and others regarding Daphnis' peony hybridizing projects. Also included are biographical material, Daphnis' comments on color, rhythm, notes for essays, exhibition catalogs, and clippings.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A resume; exhibition catalogs and announcements; postcards of Daphnis's paintings; posters; publicity material; and xerox copies of clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, sculptor, horticulturist; New York, N.Y.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N69-124 and N70-68 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels N69-124 & N70-68: Originals returned to Nassos Daphnis after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels N69-124 and N70-68 lent for microfilming 1969-1970 by Nassos Daphnis. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 by Daphnis.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Horticulturists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bourgeois, Stephan, 1881-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kyriakis, Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001