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Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985

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Creator:
Arquin, Florence, 1900-1974
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida
Williams, Samuel
Rivera, Diego
Rebay, Hilla
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Art Institute of Chicago
Federal Art Project (Ill.)
United States.Department of State
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Illinois
Physical Description:
8.3 linear feet
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:
The papers of Florence Arquin measure 8.3 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1985. The papers document Arquin's career as a painter, photographer, educator, writer, and critic through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching and project files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks. Additionally, the papers relate to her personal relationships with her husband Samuel Williams and friends, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Teaching and project files include material from Arquin's work with the Federal Art Project at the Art Institute of Chicago and as director of the U.S. State Department's Kodachrome Slide Project, which was part of an effort to provide educational agencies with visual aids to support Latin American Studies.
Citation:
Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection was digitized in 2015 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding:
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Painter, photographer, educator, writer, and critic, Florence Arquin (1900-1974) was active in Chicago, Illinois. She was widely known for her expertise in the field of Latin American Studies and had a close relationship with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. From 1935 to 1939 she worked as administrator for the Federal Art Project in Illinois and joined the Art Institute of Chicago in 1939 to develop education programs aimed at secondary school students.
Language Note:
Some material is in Spanish.
Provenance:
Donated in 1990 by Samuel Williams, Arquin's husband.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Florence Arquin in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 18,346 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Educators
Sketches
Art
Painters
Prints
Photographers
Authors
Hispanic American art
Art critics
Photographs
Art, Latin American
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5413
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213884
AAA_collcode_arquflor
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Sketches & Sketchbooks
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Photography
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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