Anthony Vaiksnoras Collection

 Summary Information

Repository: Cleveland Museum of Art Archives
Creator: Vaisknoras, Anthony, 1918-1973
Title: Anthony Vaiksnoras collection.
ID: 1111.114
Date: approximately 1940
Extent :0.3 Linear feet
Language: English
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Biographical/Historical note

Anthony Vaiksnoras was born in DuBois Pennsyvania around 1918. His family moved to Cleveland when he was a boy where he attended East Tech high school, winning honors in the National Scholastic art competition and a scholarship to the Cleveland Institute of Art where he majored in industrial design. He exhibited oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, and enamels in the May Show beginning in 1940, winning numerous awards. Following military service during World War II when he was stationed in Paris and met both Constantin Brancusi and Pablo Picasso, he returned to Cleveland, establishing the PDA Company focusing on packaging design. In addition to the May Show Mr. Vaiksnoras exhibited in museums and galleries around the country including the Butler Art Museum and Corcoran Gallery. He died in 1973.

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Scope and Contents note

The Anthonly Vaiksnoras collection consists of one enamel created for a privately owned poured cement lamp.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH, 44106

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to the Public. For more information or to access this collection contact archives staff at

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dorothy Lee Wills Fay, 2013.

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