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Oral history interview with Arturo Rodríguez, 1997 November 14

Interviewee:
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Cuba -- Interviews  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13542
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216456
AAA_collcode_rodrig97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216456
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Oral history interview with Arturo Rodríguez

Interviewee:
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Names:
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Extent:
63 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 November 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arturo Rodríguez conducted 1997 November 14, by Juan A. Martínez, in Rodriquez's home/studio, Miami, Fla., for the Archives of American Art.
Rodriguez speaks of his birthplace, Ranchuelo, Cuba, his early interest in drawing, his move to Madrid at 16, and his self-directed art education. He discusses the intertwined relationship of literature, poetry, and music. He comments on Spanish realists such as Antonio Lopez Quintanilla and American expressionists Willem de Kooning and others. He also recalls his exhibitions and art collectors, particularly Judith and William Ladner. He describes his paintings as a combination of expressionism, realism, surrealism, abstraction, and a pessimistic vision of the human condition.
Biographical / Historical:
Arturo Rodríguez (1956- ) is a painter from Miami, Fla. Rodriguez is a self-taught artist born in Cuba. His wife is the painter, Demi.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 17 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Cuba -- Interviews  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rodrig97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodrig97

Covo de Iongh Gallery scrapbook

Creator:
Covo de Iongh Gallery  Search this
Names:
Cundin, José María  Search this
Esqueda, Xavier  Search this
Friedeberg, Pedro, 1937-  Search this
Guzmán, Enrique, 1952-1986  Search this
Johnson, Lucas  Search this
Johnson, Patricia Covo  Search this
Toledo, Francisco, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1975-1978
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook compiled by Patricia Covo Johnson, containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and letters regarding exhibitions by José María Cundin, Pedro Friedberg, EnriqueGuzman, Xavier Esqueda, Lucas Johnson, Francisco Toledo and other artists.
Artists represented include: Pedro Friedeberg, Lucas Johnson, Gerry Tindall, Jose Maria Cundin, Dee Wolff, Brian Mains, Enrique Guzman, Xavier Exqueda, Francisco Toledo, Cathy Kuntz, Milo Lazarevic, Bob Camblin, Bill Steffy, Fletcher Mackey and Don Snell.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Texas. Founded 1975 by Patricia Covo Johnson.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Patricia Covo Johnson.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.covoiong
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-covoiong

Rose Fried Gallery Records, 1936-1972, bulk 1945-1970

Creator:
Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Xceron, Jean  Search this
Fried, Rose  Search this
Baertling, Olle  Search this
Hendler, Raymond  Search this
Torres-García, Joaquín  Search this
Cunningham, Ben  Search this
Richter, Hans  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Morgan, Russell  Search this
Ferren, John  Search this
Picabia, Francis  Search this
Etrog, Sorel  Search this
Pinacotheca Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5539
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211103
AAA_collcode_rosefrig
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211103
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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 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.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
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
See more items in:
Rose Fried Gallery Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosefrig
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Covo de Iongh Gallery scrapbook, 1975-1978

Creator:
Covo de Iongh Gallery  Search this
Covo de Iongh Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Cundin, José María  Search this
Esqueda, Xavier  Search this
Friedeberg, Pedro  Search this
Guzmán, Enrique  Search this
Johnson, Lucas  Search this
Toledo, Francisco  Search this
Johnson, Patricia Covo  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5460
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213938
AAA_collcode_covoiong
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213938

Con Safo artists

Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1972
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1736
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1736
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Carmen Lomas Garza to Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Garza, Carmen Lomas, 1948-  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas, 1948-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1985 and 1987
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1737
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1737
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Yolanda M. López to Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Creator:
López, Yolanda M., 1942-  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
López, Yolanda M., 1942-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1979 Mar. 14
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1739
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1739
Online Media:

Malaquías Montoya and the Chicano Poster

Creator:
La Raza Graphics Center  Search this
La Raza Graphics Center  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1989 July 7
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1741
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1741
Online Media:

"Diego Rivera: The Cubist Years"

Creator:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1984
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1744
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1744
Online Media:

Diego! Selected Works 1896-1957

Creator:
Mexican Museum  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1988
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1745
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1745
Online Media:

Photograph of Carlos Loarca and Rupert García in Balmy Alley, San Francisco

Subject:
Garcia, Rupert  Search this
Loarca, Carlos  Search this
Galeria de la Raza  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
1972
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1753
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1753
Online Media:

The panel 'Artistic Expressions in the Barrio' at the Califas conference on Chicano art and culture in California, held at the University of California at Santa Cruz

Photographer:
Hess, Jim  Search this
Hess, Jim  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1982 Apr. 16 through 18
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1754
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1754

Catalog for Latino Artists: Michigan U.S.A.

Creator:
Michigan Hispanic Cultural/Art Association  Search this
Michigan Hispanic Cultural/Art Association  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1991
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20006
See more items in:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20006

Diego Rivera with his mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1935
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9251
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9251

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
See more items in:
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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Antonio Sotomayor in his studio, San Francisco, Calif.

Subject:
Sotomayor, Antonio  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1924
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1762
See more items in:
Antonio Sotomayor papers, circa 1920-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1762
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Antonio Sotomayor sketching

Subject:
Sotomayor, Antonio  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1941
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1763
See more items in:
Antonio Sotomayor papers, circa 1920-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1763
Online Media:

Antonio Sotomayor at work on mural for Peruvian Pavilion, Treasure Island Exposition

Subject:
Sotomayor, Antonio  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1764
See more items in:
Antonio Sotomayor papers, circa 1920-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1764
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