The Daniel Shapiro Papers document the life and work of printmaker,
painter, and UC Davis faculty member Daniel Shapiro (1920-1982). The papers span the dates 1940 through
1983, with the bulk of the material falling between 1959 and 1982. The collection includes
correspondence and notes; sketchbooks; prints; photographs of his work; personal photographs; teaching
materials; and exhibit files and announcements.
Daniel Shapiro was born in New York in 1920. He attended Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, and
graduated in 1941 with honors in painting and design. After a period of military service, he pursued
further education at Columbia University. Printmaking, along with and integrated with design, was his
major focus until the early 1960s. Over time, his artistic interests expanded beyond printmaking to
include large-scale paintings and constructions and sculpture in various media.
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