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 Letterio Calapai  (1902 - 1993)

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Lived/Active: New York/Illinois/Massachusetts      Known for: lithography, abstract painting, intaglio

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05/19/2004
DON RUOCCO


I knew Leo and his wife in the early 70's when he had his studio in Glencoe, IL. He was a great artist and a good friend. I own many, many of his works, including Aesop' Fables, which is a compilation of woodcut engravings by Thomas Bueck (I'm not sure of the spelling at this moment)all reproduced by Leo in a beutiful edition, plus his Thomas Mann collection of "Look Homeward Angel" One of my favorite pieces is his self portrait, probably done when he was in his late thirties.


04/04/2004
anna k, Welch

Letterio Calapai
There is also a print by Letterio in the Boston Public Library at Copley Square. I recognized his work immediately.


09/11/2003
heather freeman damore

Letterio Calapia
Letterio Calapia was married to my Great Aunt the famous pianist-Delia Calapia.
I have many of his works and letters to her.

although I have never met him- I have family pictures and art work.
I would love to be in touch with anyone who is interested in sharing with me info.
sincerely,
heather damore
columbia, MD


08/14/2003
Dave

John Terry and Letterio Calapai
I entered the comment below about the friendship between Calapai and Terry. Me email has changed, so I am re-posting.


02/27/2002
cheryl

about Letterio Calapai
Theres a pretty good bio for Leo at www.childsgallery.com, a gallery where some of Leo's things were at a few years back. Did you find his work at a gallery somewhere? I'd be interested in knowing where I could look at his work. Good Luck!


01/26/2002
anna k welch

calapai
I just purchased a woodengraving by this artist. The title is A Days Catch. I would like to know anything about the artist. I was very impressed with the print and am anxious to receive it.


08/07/2001
Dave

Calapai's Friendship with John S. Terry
I obtained some works by the artist from the 1930s through the estate of John S. Terry (NY artist and writer). I have information suggesting the two were close personal friends. I would be interested in learning more about their friendship. Thanks.


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