Dianora Niccolini papers, circa 1930-2013
Dianora Niccolini papers, circa 1930-2013
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/gsbg1
Table of Contents
|Title:||Dianora Niccolini papers, circa 1930-2013|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 1309|
|Extent:||51 linear ft. (51 boxes), 45 oversized papers (OP), 6 extra-oversized papers (XOP), 13 framed items (FR), and AV Masters: 1 linear foot (3 film reels)|
|Abstract:||Papers of artist and photographer Dianora Niccolini including artwork, photographs, negatives, slides, subject files, printed material, and audiovisual material.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
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[after identification of item(s)], Dianora Niccolini papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
Dianora Niccolini was born in Florence, Italy in 1936. Her mother was an American studying in Italy when she met Dianora's father, a marquis. The family lived in Florence through the end of World War II, then relocated to the United States. At the age of 18, Niccolini moved to New York City to attend Hunter College but was not interested in teaching or secretarial work, some of the traditional careers available to women at the time. She wanted to be an artist and worked in design until meeting the artist Weegee, who encouraged her to study photography. In 1963, she began her photographer career, working as a medical photographer first at Cornell Medical College, then at Manhatten Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. She went on to found the medial photography departments at both Lenox Hill Hospital and St. Clare Hospital.
As an artist, Niccolini is known for her fine art male nudes and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her first exhibition of male nudes premiered in New York City in 1975. She has published two photography books, Women of Vision (1982), an anthology of works by women photographers, and Men in Focus (1983). Her photographs also have been featured in several photography compilations. She is the founding president of Professional Women Photographers, and has taught photography at colleges in New York City. She is also a painter and writer, and worked on the development of an early video game based on her exhibition Men Watching.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of the papers of artist and photographer Dianora Niccolini from circa 1930-2013 and primarily contains photographs, negatives, and slides. The collection also contains subject files documenting Niccolini's teaching career and spiritual life; printed material relating to her exhibitions and speaking engagements; writings by Niccolini including speeches, articles, and poetry; files documenting development of the video game based on Men Watching; surgical films and photography by Niccolini; and a small amount of family and personal papers.
- Medical photography.
- Video games--Design.
- Women artists--20th century.
- Women photographers--United States.
|2||-||Photographs and negatives|
|3||-||Photographs, notebooks, and printed material|
|4||-||Photographs, personal papers, writings, and artwork|
|8||-||Photographs and floppy disks|
|17||-||Negatives, photographs, personal papers|
|19||-||Negatives and Marymount Manhattan College files|
|20||-||Negatives, slides, and printed material|
|23||-||Slides and printed material|
|25||-||Slides (medical and manipulation) and Niccolini family history|
|30||-||Subject files and writings by Niccolini|
|31||-||Subject files and printed material|
|34||-||Printed material and notebooks|
|35||-||Printed material, sound recordings, and writings by Niccolini|
|36||-||Writings by Niccolini and photographs|
|37||-||Writings by Niccolini and printed material|
|38||-||Writings by Niccolini, personal papers, printed material, and Diana Nyad files|
|39||-||Video game files, children's book files, teaching files, and interviews by Niccolini|
|41||-||Men Watching files|
|44||-||Photographs, notebooks, and subject files|
|45||-||Slides and films|
|46||-||Films and photographs|
|47||-||Films and yearbooks|
|48||-||Films and photographs|
|49||-||Films, photographs, and writings by Niccolini|
|50||-||Films, photographs, and printed material|
|51||-||Negatives, binder of images from "Once Upon a Time in the Life of Billy Doll"|
|OP20||-||Photographs and printed material|
|OP30||-||Drawings, sketches and paintings|
|OP34||-||Silk screen prints|
|OP35||-||Pen and colored pencil drawings|
|OP37||-||Oil paintings on canvas board|
|OP39||-||Photographs mounted on canvas board|
|OP42||-||Water color painting|
|OP43||-||Colored pencil sketches|
|OP44||-||Water color paintings|
|XOP2||-||Poster, Big Fun with Billy|
|XOP3||-||Photograph, Big Fun with Billy|
|XOP4||-||Photograph, Big Fun with Billy|
|FR1||-||Oil painting, "Skating through Life," 1994|
|FR2||-||Oil painting, abstract woman, 1990|
|FR3||-||Oil painting, sculptures, 1993|
|FR4||-||Oil painting, abstract eyes, 1994|
|FR5||-||Oil painting, abstract brown, no date|
|FR6||-||Oil painting, abstract eye and lips, no date|
|FR7||-||Oil painting, "Don't Ass, Don't Tell," 2001|
|FR8||-||Oil painting, "Tombstones: A Memorial for Life on Earth," 1990|
|FR9||-||Oil painting, abstract multi-color, circa late 1980s|
|FR10||-||Oil painting, "A Tribute to Magritte I," no date|
|FR11||-||Oil painting, lake and eye, no date|
|FR12||-||Oil painting, primitive animals and people, 1995|
|FR13||-||Oil painting, "A Tribute to Magritte," no date|