Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.patrgiac
Creators:
Patri, Giacomo, b. 1898
Dates:
1905-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, letters, personal business records, photographs, artworks, calendars and a journal, printed material, scrapbooks, writings, and subject files.
Scope and Contents
Biographical materials includemembership cards and other documents. Letters, 1926-1983, are from Rockwell Kent, Burton Wasserman, Ted Goertzel and others. Business records include bank books, tax records, insurance policies and a ledger. Photographs, 1907-1968, are of Patri, his family, school and artworks. The illustrated journal dates from 1915 and the calendars with diary-style entries date 1951-1957. Artworks consist of 16 sketchbooks, 17 prints, many loose sketches, tracings, and scratch boards for a book on Polish-American blue collar worker and notes for classes, some illustrated.
Scope and Contents
Printed material includes WHITE COLLAR, a book of linocuts by Patri printed in 1940 and 1975, a small book THIS IS MY OWN by Rockwell Kent as well as loose chapters from the book, an edition of STORM OVER BRIDGES illustrated by Patri, and clippings. Also included are 2 scrapbooks of printed illustrations; writings, including short stories by Patri, interviews and an unpublished manuscript about Marino Marini; and subject files containing correspondence, printed material, writings, sketches and photographs on Paul Robeson, Dr. Leo Eloesser and the Spanish Civil War, The Patri School for Art Fundamentals, and other topics.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Illustrator, painter, instructor; San Francisco, Calif. b. 1898, Italy; d. 1978;Emigrated to The United States from Italy in 1916. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. In 1940 he published a "Novel in Block Prints" entitled WHITE COLLAR, a story of workers during the Depression. In 1948 he founded the Patri School for Art Fundamentals which was aimed at teaching adults with no art background.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1982-1984 by Tamara Rey Patri, widow of Patri.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists' illustrated books Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art Schools -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eloesser, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patri School for Art Fundamentals Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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