Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964

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Rico (Frederico) Lebrun (1900–1964) was an Italian-born American painter, muralist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor.

From the guide to the Rico Lebrun Papers, 1957-1965, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Painter, teacher; Los Angeles, Calif.

Born in Naples, Italy, Lebrun studied at the Beaux-Arts Academy and the Academy of Arts and National Technical Institute in Naples, assisting fresco painters between 1918 and 1922. After moving to the United States in 1924, he became a commercial artist in New York City and taught at the Art Student League. He also taught at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Mexico and at the Americn Academy in Rome. He settled in California in 1938.

From the description of Rico Lebrun papers, 1935-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84557377

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referencedIn Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-. Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein interview, 1993 Feb. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Crown, Constance Lebrun. Constance Lebrun Crown and David Lebrun interviews, 1974 Nov. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Warshaw, Howard. Howard Warshaw interview, 1974 Jan. 17-Mar. 28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-. Frederick Hammersley papers, 1897-2008, bulk 1940-2000. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Berman, Avis. Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-. Oral history interview of Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein, 1993 Feb. 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Moses, Ed, 1926-. Oral history interview with Ed Moses, 1980 July 10-12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sheets, Millard, 1907-. Millard Sheets interviews, 1986 Oct.-1988 July [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Lebrun, Rico (Frederico), 1900-1964 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Selden Rodman papers, 1924-1972 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Crown, Constance Lebrun. Oral history interview with Constance Lebrun Crown and David Lebrun, 1974 Nov. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Correspondence. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Gore, Marian L.,. KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1962-1964 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Correspondence and contracts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Straight, Michael Whitney. Michael Whitney Straight papers, 1931-2002. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Rico Lebrun papers, 1935-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924-. Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Ballet Theatre records, 1936-ca. 1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-. Peter Howard Selz papers, 1954-2003. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frederick Hammersley papers, 1897-2008, bulk 1940-2000 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966. Hilaire Hiler papers, 1925-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Rico Lebrun : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1962. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Mills College. Art Gallery. Mills College Art Gallery letters, 1843-1959. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002,. Oral history interview with Clinton Adams, 1995 Aug. 2-3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967. Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910-1998, bulk, 1950-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rodman, Selden, 1909-2002. Selden Rodman papers, 1924-1972. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Rattner, Abraham. Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Donati, Enrico, 1909-2008. Enrico Donati, letters received and manuscripts, 1943-1963. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Rico Lebrun Papers, 1957-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Warshaw, Howard. Howard Warshaw papers, [ca. 1945-1977]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Crown, Constance Lebrun. Oral history interview with Constance Lebrun Crown and David Lebrun, 1974 Nov. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-. Oral history interview of Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein, 1993 Feb. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sheets, Millard, 1907-. Oral history interview with Millard Sheets, 1986 Oct.-1988 July [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-. Frederick Hammersley papers, 1897-2008, bulk 1940-2000. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Moses, Ed, 1926-. Oral history interview with Ed Moses, 1980 July 10-12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Perls, Frank, 1910-1975. Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records, circa 1920-1983, bulk, 1949-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records, circa 1920-1983, bulk 1949-1975 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Moses, Ed, 1926-. Ed Moses interviews, 1980 July 10-12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-. Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lebrun, Rico : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Schmeckebier, Laurence Eli, 1906-. Laurence E. Schmeckebier papers, 1909-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Enrico Donati letters received and manuscripts, 1943-1963 Getty Research Institute
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associatedWith Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002, person
correspondedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Berman, Avis person
associatedWith Berman, Avis. person
associatedWith Crown, Constance Lebrun person
associatedWith Donati, Enrico, 1909-2008. person
associatedWith Gore, Marian L., person
associatedWith Hammersley, Frederick person
associatedWith Hammersley, Frederick, 1919- person
associatedWith Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966. person
associatedWith Jacques Seligmann & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Krasne Ribicoff, Belle person
associatedWith Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967. person
associatedWith Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982. person
associatedWith Mills College. Art Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Moses, Ed, 1926- person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Perls, Frank corporateBody
associatedWith Perls, Frank, 1910-1975. person
associatedWith Rattner, Abraham. person
associatedWith Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924- person
associatedWith Rodman, Selden, 1909-2002. person
associatedWith Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908- person
associatedWith Schactman, Barry Robert, 1930- person
associatedWith Schmeckebier, Laurence Eli, 1906- person
associatedWith Selz, Peter Howard, 1919- person
associatedWith Sheets, Millard, 1907- person
associatedWith Straight, Michael Whitney. person
associatedWith Warshaw, Howard. person
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California--Los Angeles
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Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Prints--Technique
Sculpture, American
Art--Illustrators
Painting, American
Art--Painters
Sculptors
Printmakers--20th century--United States
Illustrators--20th century--United States
Sculptors--20th century--United States
Printmakers
Art, American
Mural painting and decoration--20th century--United States
Art--Sculpture
Painters--20th century--United States
Painters
Occupation
Painter
Sculptors
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Birth 1900-12-10

Death 1964-05-09

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