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Bacerra, Ralph C., 1938-2008  Search this
Bacerra, Ralph C., 1938-2008  Search this
Moore, Eudorah M.  Search this
Heino, Vivika  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.4 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1959-2002 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Professional Activity Files, 1959-2013 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 1, 4, OV 5) Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1957-circa 1990s (0.4 linear feet; Box 1) Series 4: Artwork, circa 1959-circa 1970s (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 1, 4) Series 5: Photographic Material, 1958-2001 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 2-4) Series 6: Printed Material, 1958-2015 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4, OV 5)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of Los Angeles ceramic artist and educator Ralph Bacerra measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1957 to 2015. The collection documents Bacerra's career through correspondence, professional activity files including teaching files from Chouinard Art Institute and Otis Art Institute, exhibition files, writings and notes including the artist's ceramic formulas and a diary, artwork including sketchbooks and drawings, photographs including images of Bacerra and his work, and printed material relating to Bacerra's career.
Ralph Bacerra papers, 1957-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Ralph Bacerra conducted on April 7-19, 2004 by Frank Lloyd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Los Angeles, California.
Biography Note:
Ralph Bacerra (1938-2008) was a ceramic artist and educator in Los Angeles, California.
Language Note:
English .
The Ralph Bacerra papers were donated in 2003 by Ralph Bacerra, in 2016 by Cindy Bass, Bacerra's niece and executor, and in 2017 by Jo Lauria Fargo on behalf of Bass as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Asian American artists  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
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Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art