Photographer, film maker, classical music composer, and book illustrator. Born in 1914 as Jacob Ovcharov in Kiev, Ukraine. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1922. Died in 1997 in Puerto Rico where he had lived since 1946.
From the description of Jack Delano papers, 1927-1995 (bulk 1941-1943). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984202
Jack Delano (1914-1997) was a photographer from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
From the description of Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78430881
Delano, Jack. American Photographer. Born: Jack Ovcharov in Kiev, Russia, 1 August 1914; immigrated to the United States in 1923: naturalized, 1928; adopted the name Delano, 1940. Education: Attended the Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, 1925-33 (scholarship student: studied violin, viola, and composition); Central High School, Philadelphia, 1928-32; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1932-37 (Cresson Travelling Scholar, 1936-37), Dip. 1937. Military Service: Served in the Air Transport Command, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1943-46: Captain. Family: Married Irene Esser in 1940; children: Pablo and Laura. Career: Took first photographs while travelling in Europe, 1936-37; photographer with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project, New York, 1937-39; freelance photographer, working mainly for the United Fund, New York, 1939-40; Staff Photographer, under Roy Stryker, Farm Security Administration, Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, 1940-43; Photographer, Government of Puerto Rico, 1946-47; Director of Motion Picture Services, Government of Puerto Rico, 1947-53; independent film-maker, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1953-57; Director of Programming, Puerto Rican Educational Television, 1957-64; General Manager, Puerto Rican Government Radio and Television Service, 1969; independent photographer, film-maker, book illustrator, and graphics consultant, and music teacher at the Puerto Rico Conservatory, 1969-79; teacher of film animation techniques at Sacred Heart University; designer of San Juan Children's Museum and Pablo Casals Museum. Since 1979, working as a photographer on grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recipient: Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography, 1945; Unesco Travelling Fellowship, Europe and Asia, 1960; Children's Art Books Award, with Irene Delano, Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1973; National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1979; Certificate of Merit, Casa Aboy, San Juan, 1983; Composers Award, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 1984; ASCAP Award for Musical Composition, 1987.
From the description of Jack Delano : Artist File. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 708633325
Illustrator, photographer; New York, N.Y. Born 1914.
Delano was a photographer for the Farm Security Administration photography project which documented urban and rural America during the Depression.
From the description of Jack Delano papers, 1939-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122454530
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|Symphonies (String orchestra)--Score|
|Art and state|
|Migrant agricultural laborers--Pictorial works|
|New Deal, 1933-1939|
|Migration, Internal--Pictorial works|
|Motion picture producers|