LaVigne, Robert, 1928-Alternative names
Artist, book illustrator, & theatrical designer; born in 1928.
From the description of Robert Lavigne papers, 1954-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 606938645
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Robert LaVigne is a painter, illustrator, and theatrical set designer associated with the Beat Generation and poets of the San Francisco Renaissance.
BIOGHIST REQUIRED LaVigne was born in St. Maries Idaho in 1928, but moved to San Francisco in 1951. There he became associated with a number of poets and counter-culture figures centered around the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, including Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and Peter Orlovsky.
BIOGHIST REQUIRED LaVigne met Orlovsky in a coffee shop in San Francisco and almost immediately took the younger man as his muse, bringing him to live with him as a model and lover. It was at LaVigne's studio that Allen Ginsberg first met and subsequently fell in love with Peter Orlovksy-- first his image in a large, nude portrait that LaVigne had painted, and then with the young man himself.
BIOGHIST REQUIRED In San Francisco LaVigne worked as a painter, illustrator and a set designer for the San Francisco Actors Workshop. He also worked as the Art Director of the Auerhahn Press-- a small fine press that focused on the work of the San Francisco Renaissance poets.
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Like many members of the Beat Generation, LaVigne moved between coasts, leaving San Francisco for New York in the 1960s. While working in New York he was a pioneer of the painting style known as psychedelic painting, and continued to work in the theater, earning an Obie award for Best Design for his work on A Midsummer Nights Dream and Endicott and the Red Cross.
BIOGHIST REQUIRED LaVigne eventually returned to the west coast, moving to Seattle in the early 1980s.
From the guide to the Robert LaVigne Papers, 1954-1969., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
|referencedIn||Keenan, Larry. Larry Keenan, Jr. photograph archive [graphic].||UC Berkeley Libraries|
|creatorOf||Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. Jack Kerouac letters, 1945-1969.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|creatorOf||Lavigne, Robert. Robert Lavigne papers, 1954-1969.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|creatorOf||Rosenthal, Irving, 1930-. Irving Rosenthal papers, ca. 1950-1996.||Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives|
|creatorOf||Robert LaVigne Papers, 1954-1969.||Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,|
|referencedIn||John Wieners publisher's files for, The Hotel Wentley Poems, 1963-1971, 1965||University of Delaware Library - Special Collections|
|creatorOf||Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Archive for Ginsberg's "The moments return", 1970.||University of Virginia. Library|
|referencedIn||Irving Rosenthal papers, ca. 1950-1996||Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.|
|referencedIn||Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg papers, 1944-1991.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|referencedIn||Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994.||Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives|
|referencedIn||Robert A. Wilson collection, 1906-2011||University of Delaware Library - Special Collections|
|associatedWith||Artaud, Antonin, 1896-1948.||person|
|associatedWith||Dine, Jin, 1935-||person|
|associatedWith||Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.||person|
|associatedWith||Ginsberg, Louis, 1895-1976.||person|
|associatedWith||Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.||person|
|associatedWith||Lamantia, Philip, 1927-2005.||person|
|associatedWith||Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977.||person|
|associatedWith||Olson, Charles, 1910-1970.||person|
|associatedWith||Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-||person|
|associatedWith||Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.||person|
|associatedWith||Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982.||person|
|associatedWith||Rosenthal, Irving, 1930-||person|
|associatedWith||Wieners, John, 1934-2002.||person|
|associatedWith||Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-||person|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Poets, American--20th century|
|American literature--20th century|
|Authors, American--20th century|
|Illustration of books|
|Poetry, Modern--20th century|
|American poetry--20th century|