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Gleb Derujinsky Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

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Date: Apr 1967

Biographical History

Gleb Derujinsky (1888-1975) was born in Smolensk, Russia, to aristocratic parents (his father held a position comparable to that of a United States Senator), and emigrated to the United States in 1919. Derujinsky studied at the University and Fine Art Academy at Petrograd and was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Academy of Design, and the American Artists Professional League. He received awards from his home country as well as from the Paris World's Fair (1937), the National Academy of Design (1938), the National Arts Club (1961), and the American Artists Professional League, and twice received the Henry Hering Memorial Medal awarded by the National Sculpture Society.

His work has been exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Royal Academy in London and in Belgium. His sculptures may be seen at major museums as well as many churches and public buildings, both in the United States (Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New School for Social Research, and Brookgreen Gardens) and abroad (Panama Canal Zone, Jesuit mission on Mocameh, India).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gleb Derujinsky Papers consist of biographical material (a published biographical sketch of Derujinsky), correspondence (both incoming and outgoing), a few subject files (contract, sketch, award, a few photographs), and published material (church bulletins, exhibit notices, newspaper clippings, pemphlets, programs).

Arrangement of the Collection

Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically, outgoing is arranged chronologically. All other material is arranged alphabetically within its series.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the papers of many notable sculptors and artists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Derujinsky, Gleb W., 1888- -- Archives.
Huntington, Archer Milton, 1870-
Latimer, Ronald Lane.


Art, American -- 20th century.
Art, American.
Russian Americans.
Sculptors -- United States.
Sculpture , American -- 20th century.
Sculpture, American.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Programs (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gleb Derujinsky Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Biographical material


Subject files

Published material