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)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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.
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
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.
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.
The records are in English and Spanish. English; Spanish
The Enrique Riverón papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Patricia Riverón Lee, daughter of Riverón, in 1996.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001