Theodoros Stamos letters to Diran Deckmejian

Collection ID:
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997
Physical Description:
45 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
45 Handwritten letters from Stamos to Diran Deckmejian mailed from Lefkada, Greece and Cologne, Germany. The letters chart Stamos' artistic career after he left the United States, particularly his gallery exhibitions in Germany and Greece. Early correspondence reference Stamos' on-going legal battle with the Rothko estate.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Theodoros Stamos, Abstract Expressionist Painter; NY and Greece, 1922-1997; Diran Deckmejian, Painter, Photographer and former student of Stamos at the Art Students League.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2008 by Diran Deckmejian, a former student of Stamos' at the Art Students League in New York .

Using the Collection
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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