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Josef Papp Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-17

Collection Scope

This collection contains correspondence, with some photographs and sketches, between Josef Papp and Zoltan Sepeshy between 1931-1940.

Dates

  • 1931 - 1940

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Jozsef Sulyok-Papp was born in Hungary in 1895 where he studied art. He moved to Montreal, Canada around 1930 and supported himself as an artist and a gallery dealer. He came to Detroit in the 1940s and for the next 20 years worked for the architectural firm of Giffels. In Detroit he became friends with another Hungarian artist, Zoltan Sepeshy, director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1947-1966. He also became Sepeshy’s art dealer. Papp died in 1975.

Extent

.4 Linear Feet (2 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Hungarian

Abstract

Jozsef Sulyok-Papp was born in Hungary in 1895 where he studied art. He moved to Montreal, Canada around 1930 and supported himself as an artist and a gallery dealer. He came to Detroit in the 1940s and for the next 20 years worked for the architectural firm of Giffels. In Detroit he became friends with another Hungarian artist, Zoltan Sepeshy, director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1947-1966. He also became Sepeshy’s art dealer. Papp died in 1975. This collection of correspondence, chiefly between Papp and Sepeshy, is mainly in Hungarian, untranslated.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

Gift of Ron Povlich on October 14, 1991.

Related Materials

Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records (1981-09)

Processing History

Processed by Cheri Y. Gay, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Josef Papp Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Cheri Y. Gay.
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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