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At a Glance
The Giacomo Patri Archive contains a bound manuscript of Patri's "White Collar", books from the Patri School of Art, notes on Patri, and several books on art, wordless books, and other topics. Each item is quantified, adding up to 6 books, 9 items (books and ephemera), and 9 additional items illustrated by Patri.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
Single reproductions may be made for research purposes. It is the responsibility of the user to secure permission for publication or use from the appropriate copyright holder.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Giacomo Patri Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Giacomo Patri papers, 1905-1983. Smithsonian Institution. Archives of American Art.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Illustrator, painter, instructor; San Francisco, Calif. b. 1898, Italy; d. 1978;Emigrated to The United States from Italy in 1916. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. In 1940 he published a "Novel in Block Prints" entitled WHITE COLLAR, a story of workers during the Depression. In 1948 he founded the Patri School for Art Fundamentals which was aimed at teaching adults with no art background.