Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pozzrudy
Creators:
Pozzatti, Rudy, 1925-
Dates:
1951-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.3 Linear feet
(partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, a calendar and essay, sketchbooks (1957-1964), photographs (1963), printed material (1951-1982), 3 audio tapes, and a reel of motion picture film document the life and career of Rudy Pozzatti.
Scope and Contents
Reel 1618: Six annotated sketchbooks contain designs for the Lincoln, Neb., mural competition (1957), sketches and diary accounts of a trip to Russia (1961), sketches from a trip to Genoa and Rome, Italy, including work on a Japanese folding book (1963-1964), and annotated sketches from a Tamarind workshop (1963).
Scope and Contents
Unfilmed: Biographical material consists of 2 biographical sketches and a resume. Twenty letters (1952-1980) primarily concern Pozzatti's nomination as distinguished professor at Indiana University (1972). Notes and writings consist of a makeshift calendar designed by Pozzatti and Jimmy Ernst in Russia in 1961 and a 3-page essay "Homage to Rudy Pozzatti" by Elmer Schooley. One photograph shows Pozzatti as a member of the Pennell Selection Committee at the Library of Congress with Fritz Eichenberg. Another photograph shows the Arts Festival Committee examining Pozzatti's woodcut "Enchanted Flute" for the permanent collection of the University of Maine.
Scope and Contents
Unfilmed: Printed material includes clippings (1952-1986), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1951-1986), and lecture and workshop brochures (1963-1978). Three reel-to-reel audio tapes contain interviews with Pozzatti, including one with Rudolph de Harak conducted by Roger Gafke (1974), and one of a visiting artists discussion conducted by the University of Missouri (1974). A reel of 16 mm motion picture film records an interview with Pozzatti at the Fort Wayne Art Institute (1974).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Printmaker, painter, art instructor; Bloomington, Ind. Born in Telluride, Colo., Pozzatti received degrees from the University of Colorado in 1948 and 1950, and studied under Emilio Amero, Max Beckmann, and Ben Shahn. He taught printmaking at Indiana University from 1956-1972.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1618 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.
Reproduction Note
Calendar and 19 letters are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Calendar and 19 letters: Originals in the possession of the donor, Rudy Pozzatti.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1618 lent for microfilming 1979; unmicrofilmed material donated 1980 and 1986 all by Rudy Pozzatti.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art festivals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soviet Union -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Indiana Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harak, Rudolph de Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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