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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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Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 3, 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920s-1990s, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Scrapbooks found in this series contain clippings, printed cartoons and illustrations, photographs, and reviews of exhibitions from the United States and Latin American newspapers.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 4
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Artwork

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1983, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 5
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Boxes 2, 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930-1992
Scope and Contents note:
Printed Material found here includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and magazines such as Cine Mundial and Bally-Hoo featuring Riverón's caricatures.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 6
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Boxes 2, 5, 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1992, undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains photographs of Riverón, his wife Noella, his first wife Adria Delhortt Riverón, and others including Cundo Bermudez, Mario Carreño, Xavier Cugat, Ray Milland, Mario Moreno [Cantinflas], Pablo Neruda, Jose Clemente Orozco, Amelia Pelá, Alma Reed, Rosalind Russell, Juan José Sicre, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and Peláez Waguemert.
Arrangement note:
Photographs are arranged by subject and then chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 7
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Miscellany

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
7 Folders (Box 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1989, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 8
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1991, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence found in this series is with artists and others including Mario Carreño, Julio de Diego, Antonio Gattorno, Alfredo Lozano, Antonio Prohias, Pauline and Frank Rebajes, Baruj Salina, José Gómez Sicre, Adja Yunkers, and others. Much of the correspondence concerns Riverón's exhibitions. Folders may contain letters, postcards, and related material to and/or from Riverón.
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged alphabetically by individual or subject with one folder at the end of the series from a group of individuals concerning a publication.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 2
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1929-1960
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 1
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Writings

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1980s, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Writings by Riverón found here primarily constitute his recollections of his trips to Paris and Madrid, and of the people he met in Latin America, Europe and the United States including Josephine Baker, Langston Huges, Federico Garcia Lorca, Kiki de Montparnasse, Mario Moreno [Cantinflas], Pablo Picasso, and Walter Pidgeon. The series also includes poetry, notes on art and film projects, childhood recollections and scattered diary entries, including an entry about Riverón's father's visit from Cuba in 1947.
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged alphabetically by the subject Riverón writes about or the title of a piece of writing. One of the folders contains poems written by Ramon Rebajes for Riverón which is interfiled alphabetically by Rebajes last name.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri, Series 3
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Lorca, Federico Garcia

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 99
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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The Mind's Potential, Essay by Riverón

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 100
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miscellaneous Writings

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 101
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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El Nuevo Herald, Handwritten Essay

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 102
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paris Trip

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 103
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Picasso, Pablo

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 104
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pidgeon, Walter

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 105
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Poems

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 106-107
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s, 1972-1975
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Poem to Julio De Diego

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 108
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rebajes, Ramon, Poems Written for Riverón

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 109
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Recuerdos de Un Viage a Isla Anglesa

Collection Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 110
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
[1947]
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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