Archives of American Art

Pietro Pezzati papers

Collection ID:
Pezzati, Pietro, 1902-1993
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, some from Charles Hopkinson; sketchbooks, sketches, and other art work; lecture notes; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 107: Letters received, 1926-1966, mostly from Charles Hopkinson; photographs of Pezzati; and catalogs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3483: A letter to Pezzati from Hopkinson; four small oils, two small watercolors (1950's), a self-portrait by Hopkinson, and a reproduction of his work. (Microfilm title: Charles Hopkinson papers)
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Letters received; sketchbooks and sketches of landscapes and portraits, mostly done while Pezzati traveled through South America; figure studies by Pezzati and others demonstrating the principles of "dynamic symmetry" as taught by Howard Giles in the 1920's, and related sketches done in 1934 by Pezzati of the Ted Shawn dance group; lecture notes on portraiture; photographs of Pezzati and his work; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, reproductions of paintings, and other printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait and landscape painter; Boston, Mass. Born in Boston, attended the Child-Walker School of Art, and was a student and friend of Charles Hopkinson.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 107 and 3483 available at all Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1971-1983 by Pietro Pezzati.

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.

More Information
Other Title
Other Title
Charles Hopkinson papers (microfilm reel 3483 title)

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