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0.6 Linear feet
The papers and photographs of Cuban born American photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists and several photographs relating to the Cuba-USA: The Next Generation exhibition in Chicago.
Scope and Contents:
The papers and photographs of Cuban born American photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists. Also included are several photographs relating to the Cuba-USA: The Next Generation exhibition in Chicago, including one group photo and individual portraits of several of the participating artists.
The collection is arranged as five series.
Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1989-1993 (Box 1; 2 folders)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1978-1993 (Box 1; 6 folders)
Series 3: Artist Files, 1982-1993 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
Series 4: Printed Materials, 1992-1993 (Box 1; 3 folders)
Series 5: Photographs, circa 1982-1992 (Box 1; 3 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Ramón Guerrero (1946-1993) was a photographer in Miami, Florida. Guerrero was born in Camaguey, Cuba and came to the United States in 1962. After a brief stint in New York where he worked as a photographer's assistant at Mayo Studios, he returned to Miami in 1976 and opened his own studio. He is known for his series of still lifes and nudes that explore themes of life, death, time, and religion, as well as portraits of notable Cuban American artists.
Guerrero was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Advertising Club of New York's Andy Award, and a Cintas Fellowship in 1990. He participated in the exhibitions Cuba-USA: The First Generation, Islands in the Stream: Seven Cuban American Artists, and Myths and Realities. Guerrero died in Miami in 1993.
The Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs were donated in 1997 by Maria Guerrero, widow of Ramón Guerrero.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, which she may own in the following material: self-portrait and portrait photographs.