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Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs, 1978-1993

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Creator:
Guerrero, Ramón, 1946-1993
Subject:
Vallejo, Estevan
Lazaro, Raquel
Bencomo, Mario
Castagliola, Maria E.
Luna, Laura
Trasobares, César
Azaceta, Luis Cruz
Riverón, Enrique
Luís, Fernando
Serrano, Guillermo
Mesa, Osvaldo
Leiva, Nicolás S.
Henderson, Shirley
Zuver, Marc
Cabrera, Lydia
Cubiles, Miguel
Yega, Lorenzo Garcia
Riverón, Noella
Gelabert, Florencio
Martinez-Cañas, José
Maldonado, Estuardo
Boza, Juan
Cano, Pablo
Garcia, Enrique Guy
Amaral, Enrique
Martínez-Cañas, María
Labrador Ruiz, Enrique
Snitzer, Frederic
Llinás, Guido
Brito, María Cristina
Abreu, Juan
Falero, Emilio
Laurin-Lam, Lou
Boyte, Rob
Rubio, Lydia
Mendieta, Raquel
Pellon, Gina
Cuba-USA : the next generation
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
Artists' files; photographs by Guerrero; letters; printed material; and appointment books relate to Guerrero's work as a commercial and fine art photographer of the Miami art community.
Artists' files (0.4 ft.) may contain letters, photographs of the artist and art work, exhibition invitations and catalogs, clippings, invoices for photography, and miscellany. Artists' include Luis Cruz Azaceta, Mario Bencomo, Rob Boyte, María Brito, Lydia Cabrera, Maria Martínez-Cañas, Miguel Cubiles (includes many illustrated letters), Estuardo Maldonado, Enrique Riverón, and several others. The separate and small series of letters, 1979-1993, relates to awards, fellowships, including his Cintas Fellowship in 1990, exhibitions, and other activities. Appointment books, 1990-1993, outline photography sessions and contain personal notes.
In addition to a self-portrait (1991), portrait photographs include: Juan Abreu, Antonio Enrique Amaral, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito, Lydia Cabrera, José Martínez-Cañas, Maria Martínez-Canas, Pablo Cano, Miguel Cubiles, Emilio Falero, Enrique Guy Garcia, Florencio Gelabert, Shirley Henderson, Lou Laurin-Lam, Raquel Lazaro, Nicolas Leiva, Guido Llinas, Fernando Luis, Laura Luna, Gina Pellon, Enrique and Noella Riverón, Lydia Rubio, Enrique Labrador-Ruiz, Guillermo Serrano, Frederic Snitzer, Cesar Trasobares, Estevan Vallejo, and Lorenzo Garcia Yega II. Also included are several photos taken Jan. 1991 relating to the "Cuba-USA : the Next Generation" exhibit in Chicago, including one group photo and individual portraits of several of the participating artists, including Juan Boza, Maria Castagliola, Raquel Mendieta, Osvaldo Mesa, Cesar Trasobares, and Marc Zuver.
Citation:
Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs, 1978-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that she may own in the following material: self-portrait and portrait photographs.
Biography Note:
Photographer; Miami, Fla. Guerrero was born in Camaguey, Cuba in 1946, and came to the United States in 1962. After a brief stint in New York where he worked as a photographer's assistant at the Mayo Studios, he returned to Miami in 1976 and opened his own studio. He is known for his series of still lifes and nudes that explore themes of life, death, time, and religion, as well as portraits of notable Cuban American artists. Died 1993.
Language Note:
Portions of the papers are in Spanish.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Maria Guerrero, Guerrero's widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Cuban American art
Photographers
Artists
Art, American
Photographs
Expatriate artists
Hispanic American artists
Cuban American artists
Portrait photography
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216312
AAA_collcode_guerramo
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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