Organized in seven series: I. Blanc Biographical (reel 5476) II. Letters (reel 5476) III. Artists' Files (reels 5476-5484) IV. Exhibition Files (reel 5484) V. Subject Files (reels 5484-5487) VI. Sound recordings (untranscribed) [reels 5487] VII. Photographs (reel 5487); Artists' files are arranged alphabetically.
Papers compiled by Blanc concerning Cuban, Cuban-American, and Latin American art and artists dating from 1920 to 1995.
Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 5476-5487 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. A duplicate set was also donated to the CUNY Graduate Center Library, 365 5th Ave., New York, NY, at the request of Margherita Blanc.
Art historian; Miami, Fla.; b. 1955; d. 1995. Specialized in Cuban and Latin American art. Blanc was born in Havana and came to the United States in 1960. He was educated at Harvard College, the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and the City University of New York. Blanc was a prolific writer of articles and catalog essays, a leading authority on Cuban art, and a significant link between Cuban and Cuban-American artists and American galleries and museums. He organized significant exhibitions including "The Miami Generation" (1983) and "Amelia Pelaez: A Retrospective" (1988) for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami, and co-curated "Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries" (1991) at the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York. He also served on the editorial board for the magazine "ArtNexus".
Portions of the papers are in Spanish.
Donated 1998 by Margherita Blanc, sister of Giulio V. Blanc.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001