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Tony Ortega papers, 1984-2010

Creator:
Ortega, Tony, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, George F.  Search this
Artnauts (Art collective)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Topic:
Illustrators -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Muralists -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Chicano movement  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16300
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373784
AAA_collcode_ortetony
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_373784
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Tony Ortega papers

Creator:
Ortega, Tony  Search this
Names:
Artnauts (Art collective)  Search this
Rivera, George F.  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
1984-2010
Summary:
The papers of muralist, illustrator, and Chicano activist Tony Ortega measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1984 to 2010. The papers are comprised of project and exhibition files for murals, public art projects, and children's book illustration exhibitions. Also found are printed materials consisting of articles about Ortega, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a calendar and note cards featuring artwork by Ortega.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of muralist, illustrator, and Chicano activist Tony Ortega measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1984 to 2010. The papers are comprised of project and exhibition files for murals, public art projects, and children's book illustration exhibitions. Also found are printed materials consisting of articles about Ortega, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a calendar and note cards featuring artwork by Ortega.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: Project and Exhibition Files, 1989-2006 (Box 1, OVs 3, 5; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Printed Materials, 1984-2010 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Tony Ortega (1958- ) is a muralist, illustrator, and Chicano activist in Denver, Colorado.

Ortega received a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder where he also received a master's in fine arts. Ortega has been a professor in the fine and performing arts department at Regis University in Denver since 2004.

Community activism has been an ongoing theme in Ortega's career. He is a member of Artnauts, an artist collective founded by George Rivera that connects artists globally. He also uses art as a way to connect communities through numerous commissions and volunteer projects that engage children and adults in the creation of public artworks and murals.

Ortega is also the illustrator of Day of the Dead: Aztec Adventure of Cholo, Vato and Pano and Who am I? Family Adventures of Cholo, Vato, and Pano, children's books written by George Rivera about Mexican and Chicano cultures.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Tony Ortega in 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Topic:
Illustrators -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Muralists -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Chicano movement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Tony Ortega papers, 1984-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ortetony
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ortetony

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