Oral history interview with Enrico Donati, 1997 Jan. 7.

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Oral history interview with Enrico Donati, 1997 Jan. 7.

Transcript of an interview with Surrealist painter Enrico Donati conducted by Ann Temkin, 1997 Jan. 07 in preparation for an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Temkin interviewed the nonagenarian Donati, who reminiscences about his involvement with Marcel Duchamp and other artists, including André Breton, David Hare, Julien Levy, Arshile Gorky, Victor Brauner, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, John Ferren, Jeanne Reynal, Hans Richter, Giorgio di Chirico, Maria Martins, Eleanor Ward, Nicholas Carone, and Betty Parsons. The reminiscences are mostly anecdotal.

Transcript 95 p.

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Carone, Nicholas, 1917-

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Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948

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Levy, Julien

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Ward, Eleanor, 1912-1984

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Ferren, John, 1905-1970

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Painter. From the description of John Ferren interview, 1968 June 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220185953 Painter, sculptor, designer, graver, and teacher. From the description of John Ferren papers, 1927-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80698927 Painter; Easthampton, New York. From the description of John Ferren interviews, 1965 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220198546 John Ferren (1905-1970) was a painter. ...

De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888-1978

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Italian painter. From the description of Assortimento di verita (essay), ca. 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81610064 Greek-born Italian painter. From the description of Assortimento di verità : autograph manuscript signed, [after 1943]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870147 ...

Miró, Joan, 1893-1983

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Spanish painter. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Mallorca, to John Rewald, 1971 Dec. 26 and 1972 Oct. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871537 French painter. From the description of Aidez l'Espagne (poster), 1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83814624 ...

Martins, María, 1900-1973

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Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982

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Brauner, Victor, 1903-1966

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Romanian-French painter. From the description of Typescript : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874882 ...

Richter, Hans, 1888-1976

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Reynal, Jeanne, 1903-

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Mosaic artist; New York, N.Y. Studied with Arshile Gorky. From the description of Jeanne Reynal papers, 1942-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565806 ...

Temkin, Ann

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Hare, David, 1917-1992

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Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968

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Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French:28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art, and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of...

Donati, Enrico, 1909-2008

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Donati is a painter and object maker, New York, N.Y. and Temkin, a curator of modern and comtemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. From the description of Oral history interview with Enrico Donati, 1997 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220217277 Italian-born painter and sculptor, became an American citizen in 1945. During the 1930s and 1940s associated with Surrealists in Paris and New York, contributing to the Surrealist retrospective in Paris in 1947. ...