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Pen, pencil and ink sketches of sculpture by Oliva found in two small sketchbooks and on loose paper, some also including handwritten poetry; a certificate of naturalization, July 3, 1986; a marriage certificate, 1969; a chronology compiled by Juan Espinosa Almodovar, 1993; color photographs of works of art; and printed material regarding the artists' group Los Once, including reviews of exhibitions, and a catalog of a reunion exhibition of three of the original members, Hugo Consuergra, Guido Llinas, and Oliva, 1993.
Tomás Oliva papers, [ca. 1957-1995]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter; Havana, Cuba and Miami, Fla. Born 1930 in Havana, Cuba. Oliva was a founding member of the artists' collaborative group Los Once in Havana, Cuba.
Portions of the papers are in Spanish.
Donated 1998 by Xiomaria Almaguer-Levy.
Latino and Latin American
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
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