Delano, Jack

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Rose, Elizabeth Pacheco. Latin love [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Jack Delano papers, 1927-1995 (bulk 1941-1943). Library of Congress
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Photograph collection. New Jersey Farm Administration / photographed by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. Trenton Free Public Library
referencedIn Wool, Helen D. Farm Security Administration photographs, [ca. 1943]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. Oral history interview with Roy Emerson Stryker, 1963-1965 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Sinfonietta para cuerdas / Jack Delano. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Cuarteto para 2 violines, viola y violonchelo / Jack Delano. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Jack Delano : Artist File. International Center of Photography
creatorOf Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. Roy Emerson Stryker papers [microfilm], 1932-1964. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Camacho Souza, Blase, 1918-. Papers, 1899- 2003 ; bulk: 1970-2002. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos
creatorOf Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. Roy Emerson Stryker papers, 1932-1964. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Jack Delano papers, 1939-1943. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tolan, John H. (John Harvey), 1877-1947. John Harvey Tolan photograph collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs, 1935-1942. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cardona, Ana Luisa. Ana Luisa Cardona papers, 1973-2004. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn History of photography collection, 1840-1986 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Delano, Jack. [Jack Delano] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Tres preludios para piano / Jack Delano. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Farm Security Administration (Collection) [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Jack Delano. School of The Art Institute of Chicago, John M Flaxman Library
referencedIn Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899-1979. Arthur Franklin Raper papers, 1913-1979. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Puerto Rico. División de Educación de la Comunidad. Division of Community Education videotapes, 1950-1991 (bulk 1950-1965). Cornell University Library
creatorOf United States. Farm Security Administration. Farm Security Administration photographs. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Delano, Jack. Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Delano, Jack : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Archives of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Camacho Souza, Blase, 1918- person
associatedWith Cardona, Ana Luisa. person
associatedWith Delano, Irene, 1919- person
associatedWith Doud, Richard Keith person
associatedWith Jack Delano, person
associatedWith Kenny, Elizabeth, 1886-1952. person
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Puerto Rico. División de Educación de la Comunidad. corporateBody
associatedWith Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tolan, John H. (John Harvey), 1877-1947. person
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. Photographs. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of War Information. corporateBody
associatedWith Wool, Helen D. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Maine
Southern States
New Jersey
United States
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
United States
West (U.S.)
United States
Subject
Farmers
Acadians
Symphonies (String orchestra)--Score
Documentary photography
Art and state
Photography
Photographers
Piano music
Photographers--Interviews
Migrant agricultural laborers--Pictorial works
String quartets--Scores
New Deal, 1933-1939
Depressions--1929
Migration, Internal--Pictorial works
Railroads
Occupation
Composers
Motion picture producers
Photographers
Illustrator
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Active 1942

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