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Leo Kaplan assemblage and sculpture

 Collection
Identifier: RITArt-0043

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one assemblage and one sculpture by Leo Kaplan. Kaplan's distinctive assemblages combine found objects into sculptural works of art.

  • Jamie's World, assemblage, 1990


  • Type, sculpture, undated
  • Dates

    • 1990, undated

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Leo Kaplan was born in Binghamton, New York in 1912, and attended the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute's (a precursor to RIT)School of Art and was listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” as both an Assemblage and Collage Artist. He studied illustration and advertising art, and graduated in 1932. He joined the Air Force in 1942 and spent 2 1/2 years in England as a First Sergeant with a Ferry and Transport unit.

    After the war, he lived in Rochester and worked for the Great Lakes Press, a Rochester-based color lithographing firm, for 30 years and designed annual reports, catalogues, advertising literature, displays and packages. He was the company’s art director for 20 years and the creative director for the remaining 10 until his retirement in 1976.

    In 1968 he was honored by RIT with an Outstanding Alumnus Award. He continued to live and create his unique assemblages in Florida until his passing at age 100 in 2012.

    Extent

    2 Item(s) (1 Assemblage, 1 Sculpture)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    Assemblage and sculpture by Leo Kaplan, noted assemblage and collage artist.

    Arrangement

    Collection consists of two pieces.

    Physical Location

    RIT Art Collection
    Jamie's Wolrd, CS North, Shelf 83
    Type, Cary Library Book case

    Bibliography

    Dimensions

    Artwork sizes vary: 12 x 5 to 19 x 14.5 inches

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.

    Creator

    Title
    Leo Kaplan assemblage and sculpture
    Subtitle
    RIT Art Collection
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Amy Vilz
    Date
    07 September 2011
    Description rules
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    Script of description
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    Language of description note
    English

    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

    Contact:
    RIT Libraries
    Wallace Center
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester NY 14623 USA
    (585) 475-4613