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Mario Rivoli Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1335

Scope and Contents

The Mario Rivoli Collection contains illustrative production material for one children's picture book, Do Tigers Ever Bite Kings?, published in 1966, including ink illustrations with separations, page proofs, and linoleum prints.


  • circa 1966


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Illustrator and artist Mario Rivoli was born January 31, 1943, in New York, NY. He studied at New York's School of Visual art and the Art Student's League, as well as the Newvillage School for Clowns. He illustrated books such as A Song For Clowns, Do Tigers Ever Bite Kings?Best Foot Forward. He eventually settled in Denver, Colorado where he worked as an artist and antiques dealer. Rivoli died in 2021.

Biographical sources:

"Mario Rivoli (1943-)." Something About the Author. Volume 10. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.

Mario Rivoli obituary. Denver Post. June 6, 2021.


.29 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The Mario Rivoli papers contains illustrative production material from one children's book illustrated by Rivoli.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mario Rivoli.

Mario Rivoli Papers, circa 1966
Sharlene Murphy
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Revision Statements

  • July 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library