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Oral history interview with Ruben Torres-Llorca, 1998 January 31

Interviewee:
Torres Llorca, Rubén, 1957-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo  Search this
Bedia, José  Search this
Instituto Superior de Arte (Cuba)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Cuban  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13547
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216458
AAA_collcode_torres98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216458
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Oral history interview with Rafael Soriano, 1997 December 6

Interviewee:
Soriano, Rafael, 1920-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13558
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216452
AAA_collcode_sorian97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216452
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with José Maria Mijares, 1998 Jan. 17

Interviewee:
Mijares Fernández, José María, 1921-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
PelÔaez, Amelia  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13560
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216453
AAA_collcode_mijare98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216453
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Enrique Guy Garcia, 1998 Mar. 18

Interviewee:
Garcia, Enrique Guy, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216454
AAA_collcode_garcia98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216454
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Arturo Rodríguez, 1997 November 14

Interviewee:
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Expatriate artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13542
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216456
AAA_collcode_rodrig97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216456
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Cundo Bermúdez, 1997 December 13

Interviewee:
Bermúdez, Cundo, 1914-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216451
AAA_collcode_bermud97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216451
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Demi, 1997 November 20

Interviewee:
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
Rodríguez, Arturo  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13571
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216455
AAA_collcode_demi97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216455
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with María Brito, 1997 October 25

Interviewee:
Brito, María Cristina, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5441
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216457
AAA_collcode_brito97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216457
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with José Bedia, 1998 February 13

Interviewee:
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Expatriate artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5419
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216459
AAA_collcode_bedia98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216459
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Margarita Cano, 1998 April 22

Interviewee:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Curators  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Hispanic American art  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216461
AAA_collcode_cano98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216461
Additional Online Media:

Tomás Oliva papers, circa 1969-1996

Creator:
Oliva, Tomás, 1930-1996  Search this
Subject:
Levy-Angulo, Cyndee  Search this
Díaz Peláez, José Antonio  Search this
Los Once (Artists' group)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5515
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216397
AAA_collcode_olivtoma
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216397
Additional Online Media:

Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs, 1978-1993

Creator:
Guerrero, Ramón, 1946-1993  Search this
Subject:
Cuba-USA : the next generation  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216312
Additional Online Media:

Humberto Dionisio papers, 1919-1990

Creator:
Dionisio, Humberto, 1950-1987  Search this
Subject:
Saavedra, Nelia Dominguez  Search this
Rodriguez, Zoraida  Search this
Dominquez, Zaida Ortega  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Cuban Americans  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuba  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5463
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216215
AAA_collcode_dionhumb
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216215
Additional Online Media:

Tomás Oliva papers

Creator:
Oliva, Tomás, 1930-1996  Search this
Names:
Díaz Peláez, José Antonio  Search this
Levy-Angulo, Cyndee  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1969-1996
Summary:
This small collection of papers of Cuban born sculptor and painter Tomás Oliva measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1969-1996. Found among the papers are a chronology; life documents; exhibition catalogs, including one from the 1993 exhibition of three of the original Los Once Cuban artist's group forty years after their first exhibition in Havana; one letter from Cyndee Levy-Angulo; notes and poetry; a photograph of Oliva with José Antonio Díaz Peláez; photographs of sculpture, two sketchbooks; and loose sketches and doodles.
Scope and Contents:
This small collection of papers of Cuban born sculptor and painter Tomás Oliva measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1969-1996. Found among the papers are a chronology; life documents; exhibition catalogs, including one from the 1993 exhibition of three of the original Los Once Cuban artist's group forty years after their first exhibition in Havana; one letter from Cyndee Levy-Angulo; notes and poetry; a photograph of Oliva with José Antonio Díaz Peláez; photographs of sculpture, two sketchbooks; and loose sketches and doodles.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Tomás Oliva Papers, circa 1969-1996 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Tomás Oliva (1930-1996) was a Cuban born sculptor, painter, and printmaker who worked in Havana up to the mid or late 1970s before relocating to Miami, Florida.

Born in 1930 in Havana, Cuba, Oliva graduated from the San Alejandro Academy in Havana in 1952 with a dual degree in painting and sculpture. He also attended the Royal School of Ceramic La Moncloa in Spain and Ecole du Mosaic de Ravene et Ceramique de Faienze in Paris France. He also studied art and film animation with Ivan Zeiler and stage design with Ladislav Vihodil while living in Havana.

Oliva was one of the founding members of the Cuban artists' group Los Once (The Eleven), active in Havana between 1953 and 1955. Los Once consisted of 11 painters and sculptors-Pancho Antigua, René Avila, José Ignacio Bermudez, Agustin Cárdenas, Hugo Consuegra, Viredo Espinosa, Guido Llinás, Fayad Jamís, Tomás Oliva, José Antonio Díaz Peláez, and Antonio Vidal.

In the mid to late 1970s, Oliva relocated to Miami, Florida and regularly exhibited there and across the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Europe, and Japan.
Provenance:
The Tomás Oliva papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Xiomara Almaguer-Levy in 1998.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Tomás Oliva papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- Cuba -- Havana  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- Cuba -- Havana  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Painters -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Tomás Oliva papers, circa 1969-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.olivtoma
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Tomás Oliva papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-olivtoma

Enrique Riverón papers

Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Names:
Wichita State University -- Faculty  Search this
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975  Search this
Bermúdez, Cundo, 1914-  Search this
Cantinflas, 1911-1993  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Carreño, Mario -- Photographs  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900- -- Photographs  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900-  Search this
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Kiki, 1901-1953  Search this
Lozano Castro, Alfredo  Search this
Milland, Ray -- Photographs  Search this
Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 -- Photographs  Search this
Peláez, Amelia, 1897-1968 -- Photographs  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pidgeon, Walter, 1897-  Search this
Prohias, Antonio  Search this
Rebajes, Pauline  Search this
Reed, Alma M. -- Photographs  Search this
Russell, Rosalind -- Photographs  Search this
Salinas, Baruj  Search this
Sicre, Juan José -- Photographs  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro -- Photographs  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899- -- Photographs  Search this
Waguermert, Luis Gomez -- Photographs  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1918-1990s
Summary:
The papers of Enrique Riverón measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1918-1990s. The collection contains correspondence, writings, diary entries, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs documenting Riverón's career as an illustrator, cartoonist, painter and sculptor in the United States and Cuba and, to a lesser extent, Riverón's teaching career at Wichita University in Kansas.
Scope and Content Note:
The Enrique Riverón papers measure 3.3 linear feet, date from 1918-1990s and document Riverón's career as an illustrator, cartoonist, painter and sculptor in the United States and Cuba and, to a lesser extent, his teaching career at Wichita University in Kansas. The collection includes correspondence, the majority of which concerns Riverón's exhibitions; writings, primarily Riverón's recollections of his trips to Paris and Madrid and his memories of people he met in Latin America, Europe, and the United States; printed material documenting exhibitions and Riverón's work for magazines such as Cine-Mudial and Bally-Hoo; and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1929-1960 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1918-1991 (box 1, 0.6 ft.)

Series 3: Writings, 1923-1980s, undated (box 1, 0.2 ft.)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1920s-1990s, undated (boxes 1, 3, and 4, 0.7 ft.)

Series 5: Artwork, 1958-1983, undated (boxes 1 and 5, 0.4 ft.)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1930-1992 (boxes 2 and 5, 0.7 ft.)

Series 7: Photographs, 1918-1992, undated (boxes 2, 5 and 6, 0.6 ft.)

Series 8: Miscellany, 1927-1989, undated (box 6, 7 folders)
Biographical Note:
Painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and illustrator Enrique Riverón was born in 1902 in Cienfuegos, Cuba and belonged to the first generation of Cuban modernists, experimenting with Cubism and pursuing abstraction from very early on in his career. During his early twenties Riverón traveled to France, Italy, Belgium, and Spain to study under scholarships and attend the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. In 1926 Riverón's first major one-man exhibition took place at the Association Paris Amerique Latine where the catalog introduction was written by noted Mexican writer Alfonso Reyes.

In 1927 Riverón returned to Havana and had a one-man show of his European work at the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores, as well as several other shows in Havana and New York. He moved to the United States in 1930 and became a United States citizen in 1943.

In addition to being known for his naturalistic drawings of street life in Paris and Cuba, Riverón began working with collage in the 1930s and was, for a number of years, a cartoonist for newspapers in Havana and other publications such as The New Yorker and Cine Mundial which was published in New York and widely circulated in Latin America. He also worked in Hollywood for a time as an illustrator for Walt Disney Pictures.

From 1940 on, Riverón focused on painting and sculpture. He moved to Miami from Wichita, Kansas, in 1964. Enrique Riverón died in 1998.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art also has a collection of Enrique Riverón letters to Mario Carreño, 1981-1990, in which Riverón writes of their mutual friends, his memories of Cuba, health issues, politics, pricing paintings, collages, and his longings for Paris and New York.
Provenance:
The Enrique Riverón papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Patricia Riverón Lee, daughter of Riverón, in 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Enrique Riverón papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Cartoonists  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri
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Enrique Riverón papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-riveenri

Ramón Carulla papers

Creator:
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Blanc, Giulio V.  Search this
Cubiles, Miguel  Search this
Cubiles, Miguel -- Photographs  Search this
Cuevas, José Luis, 1934- -- Photographs  Search this
Kundsen, Karen  Search this
Luís, Fernando  Search this
Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984 -- Photographs  Search this
Valerio, Andres -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mail art
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1971-1996
Summary:
The Ramón Carulla papers contain letters, photographs, printed material, an interview, sketchbooks, and artwork documenting the career of Cuban American painter Ramón Carulla.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection dates from 1971-1996, comprises 0.3 linear feet, and provides scattered documentation of the career of Cuban American painter Ramón Carulla. The collection contains letters to Carulla from artists and others; writings by others for and about Carulla; the transcript of an interview with Carulla; photographs of Carulla, friends, and his artwork; two sketchbooks; a painting; and printed matter including exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: Letters and Biographical Material, 1971-1996 (box 1, 3 folders)

Series 2: Writings About Carulla and Interview, 1986-1995, undated (box 1, 3 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1982-1994, undated (box 1, 2 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, 1980-1989, undated (box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, 1986-1994 (boxes 1-2, 3 items)
Biographical Note:
Ramón Carulla was born in Havana, Cuba in 1938. In 1946 he moved to Miami with his father to attend public school, returning to Havana in 1953 to complete his schooling. In 1963 he began painting and had his first one-man show in 1967 at the Bacardi Gallery in Miami, where he had settled two years earlier. Although his work was initially abstract Carulla had moved towards figurative art by the late 1970s.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Ramón Carulla in 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Ramón Carulla papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American art -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Art, Cuban -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Mail art
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ramón Carulla papers, 1971-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.caruramo
See more items in:
Ramón Carulla papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caruramo

Hernán García papers

Creator:
Garcia, Hernan, 1935-  Search this
Names:
Ardavin, Anthony A.  Search this
Eiriz Vazquez, Antonia T., 1931-1995  Search this
Eschevarria, Agustín  Search this
Llinás, Guido  Search this
Martínez, Martha, 1920-  Search this
Nodal, Adolfo V., 1950-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1981-1996
Summary:
The Hernán García papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1981 through 1996. Found are letters, a résumé, printed material, and a photograph that provide information about the life and career of this Cuban-born Miami artist.
Scope and Content Note:
This small collection consists primarily of letters concerning both personal and professional affairs. Correspondents include Anthony A. Ardavin, Agustín Eschevarria, Antonia Eiriz, Guido Llinás, Adolfo V. Nodal, and others. A number of letters concern biennials and upcoming exhibitions. Of special interest is a 1995 letter sent to García from the creators of the Memoria project, funded by The Getty, to document the work of Cuban artists living in the United States. Also found is one letter by Hernán García to the Kreisler Art Gallery in Madrid regarding his artwork. This small collection also contains scattered exhibition announcements and catalogs, including ones for the exhibitions Obra Puertorriqueña de Artistas Cubanos and Artistes Cubains en Amérique du Nord. Clippings, a résumé, and one black and white photograph of Hernán García are also found.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, undated (Box 1, 1 folder)

Series 2: Letters, 1987-1996 (Box 1, 10 folders)

Series 3: Printed Materials, 1981-1996, undated (Box 1, 2 folders)

Series 4: Photograph, undated (Box 1, 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Born in 1935 in Havana, García graduated from the Escuela de Publicidad de la Habana as a graphic designer. The artist was exiled in Spain and Puerto Rico where he studied illustration and painting before settling in Miami, Florida.
Provenance:
Hernán García donated his papers in 1997 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Hernán García papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Artists -- Cuba -- Havana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Hernán García papers, 1981-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.garchern
See more items in:
Hernán García papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-garchern

Humberto Dionisio papers

Creator:
Dionisio, Humberto, 1950-1987  Search this
Names:
Dominquez, Zaida Ortega  Search this
Rodriguez, Zoraida  Search this
Saavedra, Nelia Dominguez  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Cuba -- Social life and customs
Date:
1919-1990
Summary:
The papers of painter Humberto Dionisio measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1919 to 1990. The collection primarily documents Dionisio's relationships with his family, particularly his mother, through letters, photographs, financial records, printed material, and family memorabilia collected by Dionisio himself and by his mother, Zaida Ortega Dominguez.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 2.7 linear feet, dates from 1919 to 1990, and includes letters, photographs, financial records, printed material, and family memorabilia. The papers of Dionisio primarily document his relationships with other family members and friends through photographs and letters received from his mother, Zaida Ortega Dominguez, and others. The collection also contains papers, photographs and original sketches (by Dominguez) collected by Dominguez herself which were in Dionisio's care. Papers relating specifically to Dionisio's work as an artist are represented to a lesser degree in this collection and consist primarily of printed material and photographs of Dionisio at work and at an exhibition of his work. There is also one original watercolor by Dionisio from 1985.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series. Each series is arranged into subseries according to record type.

Series 1: Humberto Dionisio Papers, 1926-1990, undated (Boxes 1-3; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Zaida Ortega Dominguez Papers, 1919-circa 1980s, undated (Boxes 4-6; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Humberto Dionisio was born in Cuba in 1950. During the 1970s he became a noted poster artist and completed his studies in Graphic Design at the Consejo Nacional de Cultura in Cuba in 1975. He arrived in Miami, Florida, via the Mariel boat lift in 1980, and achieved success in Miami as a painter from the mid to late 1980s. He died in March 1987 at the age of thirty-six.
Provenance:
The Humberto Dionisio papers were donated by Jim Kitchens, a friend of Dionisio, in 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Humberto Dionisio papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Humberto Dionisio papers, 1919-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dionhumb
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs

Creator:
Guerrero, Ramon, 1946-1993  Search this
Names:
Cuba-USA : the next generation (1991 :Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1978-1993
Summary:
The papers and photographs of photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists and several photographs relating to the Cuba-USA: The Next Generation exhibition in Chicago.
Scope and Contents:
The papers and photographs of photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists. Also included are several photographs relating to the Cuba-USA: The Next Generation exhibition in Chicago, including one group photo and individual portraits of several of the participating artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1989-1993 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1978-1993 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1982-1993 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Materials, 1992-1993 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1982-1992 (Box 1; 3 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Ramón Guerrero (1946-1993) was a photographer in Miami, Florida. Guerrero was born in Camaguey, Cuba and came to the United States in 1962. After a brief stint in New York where he worked as a photographer's assistant at 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.

Guerrero was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Advertising Club of New York's Andy Award, and a Cintas Fellowship in 1990. He participated in the exhibitions Cuba-USA: The First Generation, Islands in the Stream: Seven Cuban American Artists, and Myths and Realities. Guerrero died in Miami in 1993.
Provenance:
The Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs were donated in 1997 by Maria Guerrero, widow of Ramón Guerrero.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, which she may own in the following material: self-portrait and portrait photographs.
Occupation:
Photographers--Florida--Miami  Search this
Topic:
Cuban American art -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists--Photographs  Search this
Hispanic American artists--Florida--Miami--Photographs  Search this
Artists--Photographs  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Art, American--Florida--Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs, 1978-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.guerramo
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Margarita Cano papers

Creator:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Names:
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Date:
1982-1985
Summary:
Margarita Cano's papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1983-1985. The collection primarily concerns the 1983 exhibition The Miami Generation, 9 Cuban-American Artists, an exhibition organized by The Cuban Museum of Art in Culture in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System and for which Cano served as Project Director. Curated by Guilio V. Blanc, the exhibition included work by Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito-Avellana, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Carlos Macia, and Cesar Trasobares. The exhibition traveled to Meridian House International in Washington, DC and later to Philadelphia at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 1985. Found are two files of correspondence, exhibition planning and publicity files, a catalog, checklist, and photocopied news clippings. Most of the documents are photocopies. There is also one folder of slides and photographs of works of art in the exhibition.
Scope and Content Note:
Margarita Cano's papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1983-1985. The collection primarily concerns the 1983 exhibition The Miami Generation, 9 Cuban-American Artists; an exhibition organized by The Cuban Museum of Art in Culture in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System for which Cano served as Project Director. Curated by Guilio V. Blanc, the exhibition included work by Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito-Avellana, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Carlos Macia, and Cesar Trasobares. The exhibition traveled to Meridian House International in Washington, DC and, later, to Philadelphia at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 1985. Found are two files of correspondence, exhibition planning and publicity files, a catalog, checklist, and photocopied news clippings. Most of the documents are photocopies. There is also one folder of slides and photographs of works of art in the exhibition.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series:

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1983-1985 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Born in 1932 in Havana, Cuba, Margarita Cano began her studies at the University of Havana. She left Cuba in 1962 to settle in Miami and later became director of arts for the Miami-Dade County Public Library. The arts programs she initiated focused on the work of African-American and Cuban-American artists and eventually led to the establishment of a permanent collection at the library. An artist herself, Cano's artwork focuses on Cuban scenes painted on wood in a miniature style. In 1983 she served as project director for the exhibition The Miami Generation: Nine Cuban-American Artists (La Generacion de Miami: Nueve Artistas Cubano Americanos), curated by Latin American curator and scholar, Guilio Blanc.
Provenance:
Margarita Cano donated her papers in 1997 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Margarita Cano papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Art, Cuban -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Cuban American art -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
Margarita Cano papers, 1982-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.canomarg
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Margarita Cano papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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