The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters from Puma to his mother and family; letters from William Carlos Williams, Alfred Stieglitz, Julian Huxley, George Grosz, and others; letters from Sheldon Cheney to Puma's mother following Puma's death regarding exhibitions of his work and sales of his work. Also included are numerous articles on Puma, one by Cheney and by Williams; photographs of his work; clippings; and catalogs.
Fernando Puma papers, 1932-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 31 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender, Ruth Friedman, after microfilming.
Painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico of Spanish and Indian ancestry. Moved to New York where he developed a personal theory of art called texturism which gave substance to both color and surface form through building up of colors.
The lender, Mrs. Ruth Friedman, is Puma's mother.
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