John Weatherwax papers relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933
Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984
Scheyer, Galka E.
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0.4 linear ft.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1928-1988 (Box 1, 5 folders) Series 2: Manuscripts and Notes, circa 1930-1971 (Box 1, 14 folders) Series 3: Printed Material, 1931-1987 (Box 1, 4 folders) Series 4: Photographs, circa 1930s, 1974 (Box 1, 3 folders)
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This small collection of scattered papers of American writer John Weatherwax (1900-1984) dates from 1928 to 1988 (bulk 1931-1933), and measures 0.4 linear feet.
John Weatherwax papers relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
This collection has been digitized in its entirety and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
John M. Weatherwax (1900-1984) was a writer from San Francisco, Calif. He met Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in 1931 in San Francisco, where Rivera was working on a mural comminssion of the San Francisco Stock Exchange. At the time Weatherwax was working on an English translation of the Mayan story of creation, the Popol Vuh, entitled "Seven Times the Color of Fire" and enlisted Rivera to produce 24 watercolor illustrations for the text.
Donated 1988 by Seema Weatherwax, the widow of John Weatherwax.
This site provides access to the papers of John Weatherwax relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2009. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 805 images.
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