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Alex Nicoloff papers, 1940-2006

Identifier: 038.01.11

Archive of Art Works, 1940-2006 by Alex Nicoloff, a portfolio of his artistic productions from his student days through his professional career and retirement years. The portfolio contains some original items (exhibit catalog, greeting cards, printed material), some photographs (b&w and color prints), and some photocopied/scanned images. A total of 31 projects (graphics, installations, sculptures, exhibit design systems, "Spectralwave," kinetic light-paintings, calligraphy) are included.


  • Creation: 1940-2006


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Portfolio

Biographical Note

Alex Nicoloff (b. 1923) received a BS in Visual Design from ID in 1953 and an MS in Art Education at Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) in 1954. He taught for one semester at the Institute of Design. He later taught at Lake Forest College (Illinois) for five years before moving to California where he served as exhibit designer at Lowie Museum of Anthropology (Berkeley) for 25 years until retiring in 1985. He has produced numerous art works in a variety of media, and most recently (2006) has been "investigating light painting in the solar spectrum in association with music."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2006.034


Significant addition to the ID collections.

Related Material

See Institute of Design collections.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 12/12/2006

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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