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John Weatherwax papers relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933

view John Weatherwax papers relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984
Subject:
Rivera, Diego
Scheyer, Galka E.
Sinclair, Upton
Kahlo, Frida
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft.
Arrangement:
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)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
John Weatherwax papers relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This collection has been digitized in its entirety and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Seema Weatherwax, the widow of John Weatherwax.
Digitization Note:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists
Photographs
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican
Hispanic American artists
Mural painting and decoration, American
Mayas
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9609
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211815
AAA_collcode_weatjohn
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211815
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