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Rose Fried Gallery Records

Creator:
Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Pinacotheca Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Baertling, Olle, 1911-1981  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Etrog, Sorel, 1933-  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Fried, Rose  Search this
Hendler, Raymond, 1923-  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Morgan, Russell  Search this
Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949  Search this
Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1936-1972
bulk 1945-1970
Summary:
The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents:
The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.

Scattered administrative records document the founding and history of the Rose Fried Gallery, biographical materials about Rose Fried, as well as scattered administrative correspondence, press releases, and gallery catalogs. There are two sound recordings of interviews with Rose Fried in which she discusses the origins of the Rose Fried Gallery and some of the gallery's shows.

The bulk of the records consist of alphabetical artists' and clients' files documenting the gallery's dealings with individual artists, clients, other galleries, museums, and universities. Contents of individual files vary but may include correspondence, contractual agreements, financial records, printed material, and photographs. A few of the artists represented in the files include Olle Baertling, Joseph Cornell, Ben Cunningham, Sonia Delaunay, Sorel Etrog, John Ferren, Raymond Hendler, Wassily Kandinsky, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Piet Mondrian, Russell Morgan, Francis Picabia, Hans Richter, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, and Jean Xceron, among many others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: General Administrative Records, 1947-1970 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Artists' and Clients' Files, 1936-1972 (7.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-8, OV 9)
Historical Note:
Rose Fried established the Rose Fried Gallery in the 1940s in New York City, New York. Fried established the gallery when she took over the Pinacotheca Gallery owned by Dan Harris. The Gallery specialized in abstract and modern art, and represented cubists, futurists, Dadaists, and masters of Latin American art. The Rose Fried Gallery was instrumental in introducing the American public to many abstract painters, including Mondrian and Kandinsky. The Gallery remained operational until Fried's death in 1970.
Provenance:
The Rose Fried Gallery Records were donated by Rose Fried and her brother and executor Paul Fried in multiple accretions between 1968 and 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy also requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Rose Fried Gallery records 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Rose Fried Gallery Records, 1936-1972, bulk 1945-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rosefrig
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Rose Fried Gallery Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosefrig
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Mel Casas papers

Creator:
Casas, Mel, 1929-2014  Search this
Names:
Con Safo (Group)  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1998
Summary:
The papers of San Antonio painter and educator Mel Casas measure 1 linear foot and date from 1963 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material including files on the art collective Con Safo, correspondence regarding business and exhibitions, writings by Casas on Chicano art, printed materials documenting Casas's career and Con Safo events, and photographic materials, including photos and slides of Casas and others, his artwork, and an exhibition.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of San Antonio painter and educator Mel Casas measure 1 linear foot and date from 1963 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material including files on the art collective Con Safo, correspondence regarding business and exhibitions, writings by Casas on Chicano art, printed materials documenting Casas's career and Con Safo events, and photographic materials, including photos and slides of Casas and others, his artwork, and an exhibition.

Of particular note are the files on Con Safo, including meeting minutes for two 1975 meetings, and copies of La Movida Con Safo numbers 1 and 2, which include records of the founding of the group and copies of defining documents of the Chicano art movement. Casas's writings, which express his ideas on Chicano art in diagrammatic form, are also of particular note.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1975-1996 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1975-1993 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1973-1993 (Box 1; 0.9 folders)

Series 4: Printed Materials, 1963-1998 (Box 1-2, OVs 3-4; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, circa 1977 (Box 2; 2 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Mel Casas (1929-2014) was a painter and educator in San Antonio, Texas.

Casas was born in El Paso in the historic El Segundo Barrio. After graduating from El Paso High School, he worked odd jobs before serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. Casas was wounded by a landmine in Korea and ultimately awarded the Purple Heart. After returning home he attended the University of Texas at El Paso and graduated in 1956. He subsequently earned a Master of Fine Art in 1958 from the University of the Americas in Mexico City.

Casas began his teaching career at Jefferson High School in El Paso where one of his students was artist Gaspar Enriquez. He went on to teach at San Antonio College and was chair of the art department there until his retirement in 1990.

Casas was a founder of the Chicano art movement and a key member of the art collective Con Safo with other founding members Felipe Reyes, Jose Esquivel, Rudy Treviño, and Roberto Ríos. Originally named El Grupo, the group's mission was to empower Chicano artists who were largely overlooked in the mainstream art world. In 1968 Casas penned the "Brown Paper Report," a manifesto explaining the meaning of Con Safo, Chicano, the "Brown Vision of America," and the group's use of the symbol "C/S." The report helped to define Con Safo as an organization and remains a fundamental document in the history of the Chicano art movement.

Casas is well-known for his series Humanscapes that includes 150 large-scale paintings produced between 1965 and 1989. This series, along with smaller works, has been exhibited throughout the United States and Mexico. Casas's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and other collections worldwide.

Casas died in San Antonio, Texas, in 2014.
Related Materials:
Also at the Archives of American Art is an interview of Mel Casas conducted August 14-16, 1996 by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The Mel Casas papers were donated by Mel Casas in 1981 and microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Additional papers were donated by Casas in 1999.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art teachers--Texas--San Antonio  Search this
Painters--Texas--San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Chicano art movement  Search this
Citation:
Mel Casas papers, 1963-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.casamel
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Mel Casas papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-casamel
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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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-olivtoma

Naul Ojeda papers, circa 1960-2004

Creator:
Ojeda, Naul, 1939-2002  Search this
Subject:
Bader, Franz  Search this
Berrutti, Azucena  Search this
Caicedo Garzón, Armando  Search this
Haber, Alicia  Search this
Vila, Ernesto  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384978
AAA_collcode_ojednaul
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_384978
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Diego Rivera

Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
193-
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1155
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John Weatherwax papers relating to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1155
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Juan O'Gorman at Watts Towers

Photographer:
McCoy, Esther, 1904-1989  Search this
Subject:
O'Gorman, Juan  Search this
Watts Tower  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1958
Topic:
Assemblage artists  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mosaicists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7761
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Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7761

Pocket diary

Creator:
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1910 Jan.
Topic:
Celebrations  Search this
Dinners and dining  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8663
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F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8663

Conrado Massaguer, Santiago, Cuba, to Abril Lamarque

Creator:
Massaguer, Conrado, 1889-1964  Search this
Lamarque, Abril, 1904-1999  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1922 Feb. 26
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1694
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1694
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Abril Lamarque's calling card

Creator:
Lamarque, Abril, 1904-1999  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
19--
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1700
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1700

Mr. Lamarque in St. Thomas

Creator:
Lamarque, Juan Abril  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1707
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1707

Abril Lamarque with Cuban President, Fulgencio Batista

Type:
Photographs
Date:
195-
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1709
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1709
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Abril Lamarque drawing on the backs of several women

Type:
Photographs
Date:
193-
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1710
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1710
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Abril Lamarque with dance instructor Arthur Murray and female

Subject:
Lamarque, Abril  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
193-
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1711
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1711

Abril Lamarque dancing with female

Type:
Photographs
Date:
193-
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1712
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1712

Abril Lamarque watching two caricaturists on stage

Type:
Photographs
Date:
1939 Nov. 9
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1714
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1714
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Abril Lamarque watching two caricaturists on stage (large format)

Type:
Photographs
Date:
1939 Nov. 9
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1715
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1715
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Abril Lamarque with a caricature of F.D.R.

Type:
Photographs
Date:
1939 Nov. 9
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1716
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1716
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Abril Lamarque and Xavier Cugat with an unidentified man at a restaurant

Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1940
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1717
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1717
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An Ace in the Hole

Type:
Photographs
Date:
19--
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1719
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1719
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Take a Card, Any Card

Subject:
Lamarque, Abril  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
193-
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1720
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1720
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