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Creator:
Sotomayor, Antonio, 1904-1985  Search this
Subject:
Little, Philip  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Long, Emilie  Search this
Franco, Johan  Search this
Farr, Fred  Search this
Gerstle, William Lewis  Search this
Fried, Alexander  Search this
Reed, Alma M.  Search this
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig  Search this
Robinson, Elmer E. (Elmer Edwin)  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Sotomayor, Grace  Search this
Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang  Search this
Salinger, Jehanne Bietry  Search this
Salinger, Pierre  Search this
Sauer, Carl Ortwin  Search this
Entenza, John  Search this
Pan American Union  Search this
Delphic Studios  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Photographs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1931-1988, undated (box 1, 21 folders) Series 2: Writings, 1932-1946, undated (box 1, 11 folders) Series 3: Artwork, 1935, undated (box 1, 23 folders) Series 4: Printed Material, 1935-1987 (boxes 1-2, 12 folders) Series 5: Photographs, circa 1920-1984, undated (box 2, 13 folders) Series 6: Oversized Material, 1941, 1958, undated (2 OV folders)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
The collection documents the career of painter and illustrator, Antonio Sotomayor, his interest in Latin American art and artists, and his association with the San Francisco arts community. Materials found in the collection include letters, writings, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material and photographs.
Citation:
Antonio Sotomayor papers, circa 1920-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4792-4793 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Use Note:
The Antonio Sotomayor 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.
Biography Note:
Antonio Sotomayor was born in Bolvia and came to San Francisco in 1923. He was educated at the Escuela de Belleas Arts in La Paz and the Hopkins Institute of Art in San Francisco. Primarily known for his murals and paintings, Sotomayor was also an illustrator, caricaturist, designer, ceramicist, and educator. Over the course of his career his work was exhibited in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and South America and he became known as the popular "artist laureate" of San Francisco where he lived with his wife, Grace. He died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 82.
Provenance:
The Antonio Sotomayor papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Grace Sotomayor in 1998.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Illustrators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Cartoonists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5549
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212812
AAA_collcode_sotoanto
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_212812