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Oral history interview with Luis Jimenez

Interviewee:
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Bermingham, Peter  Search this
Names:
University of Texas -- Students  Search this
Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
124 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985 Dec. 15-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Luis Jimenez conducted 1985 Dec. 15-17, by Peter Bermingham, in Tuscon, Ariz., for the Archives of American Art.
Jimenez speaks of his family and ancestral background; his father's artistic ability and work as a neon sign maker; starting out in the architecture program at the University of Texas, and later changing to the art program; moving to New York City, and getting his sculpture career started there; meeting and working with Seymour Lipton; selling his work and getting established in galleries; the inspirations for and the development of some of his pieces; the influence of pop art; returning to the Southwest; the importance and influence of his Mexican ancestry; personal images and reflections in his work. He recalls Alfonso Ossorio.
Biographical / Historical:
Luis Jimenez (1940-2006) was an American sculptor of Mexican descent from Hondo, N.M. Born in El Paso, Tex.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Hondo -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jimene85
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98002fb53-8f09-43ac-b7fb-562dcef4f39c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jimene85
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Oral history interview with Jesús Moroles

Interviewee:
Moroles, Jesús Bautista, 1950-2015  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Legorreta Vilchis, Ricardo  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Pfeiffer, Eckhardt.  Search this
Ribelin, Frank  Search this
Rückriem, Ulrich.  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Shrader, David  Search this
Extent:
102 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 July 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jesús Moroles conducted 2004 July 19-20, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Rockport, Tex.
Moroles speaks of his parents' poor background and young courtship; his parents' strong work ethic, and his inheritance of this work ethic; earning money through art commissions at a young age; being a young entrepreneur; joining the Air Force and avoiding combat in Southeast Asia by working with electronics; doing photography while stationed in Thailand; choosing stone as medium; numerous injuries he has received during stonecutting; working in Pietra Santa, Italy; meeting and working under Luis Jimenez; working in segregated Waxahachie, Tex.; differences between his figurative and abstract works; why he curates all his shows; and the reasons behind his unconventional stone-sawing methods. Moroles also discusses how he names his works and series; moving his studio to Rockport; his fears of being typecast as a specific type of artist (i.e., "fountain" or "Chicano"); incredulity and disdain towards art journalism and scholarship; his commission for the CBS building; his good relationships with his dealers; his new book of artwork; his desire to slow down his production; his unconventional Baptist/Latino upbringing and his present lack of religion; the Houston Police Memorial; the pyramid motif in his work; his visits to China; moving to Rockport; the tactile nature of his works; his belief in the musicality of granite; his megalomaniacal disposition towards his works; the drowning victims in the Forth Worth Water Gardens; his desire to create sacred places, and the meaning of that phrase; the process of "granite weaving"; his new metal pieces; the lack of political meanings in his art; his "Moonscapes"; and his affections for his daughter. Moroles also recalls Eckhard Pfeiffer, Isamu Noguchi, Ulrich Ruckriem, Eero Saarinen, David Shrader, Frank Ribelin, Ricardo Legoretta, Judy Baca, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jesús Moroles (1950- ) is a sculptor in Rockport, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian in Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 13 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:
Sculptors -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Function:
Art commissions
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.morole04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c3a7f97-3094-414b-a29e-d00d20b99abc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morole04
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Oral history interview with Eddie Dominguez

Interviewee:
Dominguez, Eddie, 1957-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fleming, Stephen  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
University of Nebraska -- Faculty  Search this
Abrams, Fay  Search this
Casebeer, Doug, 1956-  Search this
Hepburn, Tony  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Munson, Larry  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-2019  Search this
Saks, Esther  Search this
Salomon, Judith  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages (Transcript)
12 Items (Sound recording: 12 sound files (4hr., 23 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2006 July 27-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Eddie Dominguez conducted 2006 July 27-28, by Stephen Fleming, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home, in Roswell, New Mexico.
Dominguez speaks of his childhood in Tucumcari, New Mexico; the strong drive to create he felt from his youth; attending Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio; receiving his M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in New York; being awarded a Gift of Time grant for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in 1986; the differences he encountered returning to the program 20 years later; his involvement with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where he serves on the board of directors; participating in numerous workshops and lectures, including workshops at Penland School of Crafts; working as a regional artist and what that designation means to him; teaching experiences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; the importance of giving back to communities; his enjoyment in working with children to create public art installations; the influence of the Southwest landscape in his work; the very physical way he interacts with his work through piercing, burning, tearing, et cetera; being influenced by artists such as Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Luis Jimenez, Agnes Martin, and others; the issue of ethnicity and race in identifying his art; and recent explorations with computer technology and digital photography. Dominguez also recalls Judith Salomon, Tony Hepburn, Wayne Higby, Fay Abrams, Larry Munson, Esther Saks, Doug Casebeer, Kenneth Price and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Eddie Dominguez (1957- ) is a ceramicist from Roswell, New Mexico. Stephen Fleming (1950- ) is the director of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 23 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.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.doming06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dbf64952-9fa3-4b0e-ab63-8ce52c481842
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-doming06
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Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions Records

Creator:
Art Foundry  Search this
Art Foundry Editions  Search this
Names:
Allen, Terry, 1943-  Search this
Arnoldi, Charles, 1946-  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Benglis, Lynda, 1941-  Search this
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Dill, Lesley, 1950-  Search this
Hackett, Dwight  Search this
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Houser, Allan, 1914-1994  Search this
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Lin, Maya Ying  Search this
Lord, Andrew  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Orozco, Gabriel, 1962-  Search this
Otterness, Tom, 1952-  Search this
Rees, Michael, 1958-  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Shelton, Peter, 1951-  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Tuttle, Richard, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
25.7 Linear feet
0.891 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketches
Photographs
Date:
circa 1975-circa 2007
Summary:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records measure 25.7 linear feet and 0.891 GB and date from circa 1975 to circa 2007. Records include administrative files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, and others; eight gallery appointment books and fourteen notebooks; exhibition files; extensive artists' files; financial and legal materials; sculpture production and inventory files; and photographic and digital materials.
Scope and Contents:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records measure 25.7 linear feet and 0.891 GB and date from circa 1975 to circa 2007. Records include administrative files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, and others; eight gallery appointment books and fourteen notebooks; exhibition files; extensive artists' files; financial and legal materials; sculpture production and inventory files; and photographic and digital materials.

Administrative records document the daily operations of the Art Foundry and AFE. Correspondence is with artists, galleries, art collectors and dealers, patrons, and others.

The appointment books and notebooks document daily operations within the Foundry administrative offices, including phone messages and daily appointments, and also include notes and conversations regarding various artists' ongoing sculptural plans and projects. Entries have been made by Dwight Hackett, artists, and other staff members.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of artists' files representing over 132 artists, which may include scattered correspondence and notes; scattered exhibition materials; financial materials; photographic materials; digital materials; and sketches and plans for various sculptural productions and projects. Artists include Terry Allen, Larry Bell, Lynda Benglis, Judy Chicago, Lesley Dill, Una Hanbury, Luis Jimenez, Allan Houser, Maya Lin, Andrew Lord, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Tom Otterness, Michael Rees, Fritz Scholder, Peter Shelton, Kiki Smith, Valeska Soares, and Richard Tuttle, among many others. Seven CD-Rs contain material related to artists Terry Allen, Charles Arnoldi, Lesley Dill, and Michael Rees.

Financial and legal materials include invoices and financial statements, consignment agreements, and miscellaneous legal documents.

Sculpture production and inventory files document casting guidelines and costs incurred; casting logs and records; sculpture production records for various artists; and inventory cards and photographs and digital documentation for various projects and works.

The collection contains hundreds of snapshots and Polaroids that depict the collaborative atmosphere Hackett was able to create at Art Foundry. There are also slides, negatives and nine photograph albums.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series. Researchers should note that Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records were merged prior to processing.

Missing Title

Series 1: Administrative Files, circa 1980-circa 2004 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1985-2000 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Gallery Appointment Books and Notebooks, 1985-2000 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1986-1997 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Artists' Files, circa 1980-circa 2007 (16.8 linear feet; Boxes 3-19, OV 27-31, 0.891 GB; ER01-ER03)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Materials, 1991-circa 2001 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 7: Sculpture Production and Inventory Files, circa 1975-circa 2002 (2.4 linear feet; Boxes 20-23, OV 31)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1977-circa 2002 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 23-26)
Biographical / Historical:
Art Foundry (est.1980-closed 2000) and Art Foundry Editions (est. 1992-closed 2000) were organizations founded and operated by Dwight Hackett in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

While working for another foundry in New Mexico, Dwight Hackett met Una Hanbury and began casting her work at his home, using a relatively new technique called cold casting. The process produced work that lighter than bronze and less expensive to produce. Una Hanbury helped Hackett travel to Washington, D. C. to study with Harvey Moore at his foundry. He formally established his studio, Art Foundry, in New Mexico, in 1980 with a loan from Hanbury and subsequent investment from the Apache sculptor Allan Houser. According to Hackett, Art Foundry's mission was to "collaborate with artists, not just work for them, and to challenge the limits of traditional casting technique."

In 1990, Hackett extended the operation by establishing Art Foundry Editions (AFE) through which he invited artists to come to Santa Fe for a residency and produce multiples of their work. AFE would acquire half of each artists' edition, and then market the works to galleries and collectors. One of AFE's first artists was Lynda Benglis, who purportedly came for a two-week residency and stayed for nine months.

Hackett sold Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions in 2000.

(Much of the biographical note was taken from collecting specialist Jason Stieber's acquisition report published in the Archives of American Art Journal, Volume Number 54, 2016.)
Provenance:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records were donated by Dwight Hackett in 2014.
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 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:
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Function:
Foundries
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Photographs
Citation:
Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records, circa 1975-circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artfoued
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw909b27ecf-2d35-4327-a0d3-beffe4acb13e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artfoued
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Luis Jimenez / [text by John Yau]

Author:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Adair Margo Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] pages) : illustrations (1 color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1988
[1988]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057245

Southwest pieta by Luis Jimenez : a legend in fiberglass / by Elizabeth W. Kirk

Author:
Kirk, Elizabeth W  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006 Southwest pieta  Search this
Physical description:
38, [27] leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
Call number:
N40.1.J606 K5 1993a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475809

Man on fire : Luis Jiménez = El hombre en llamas / [foreword, Ellen Landis ; introduction, James Moore ; contributing authors, Rudolfo Anaya ... et al. ; Spanish translations, Margarita B. Montalvo]

Title:
Hombre en llamas
Author:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Anaya, Rudolfo A  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Albuquerque Museum  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 189 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J606 A34 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465652

Early work : Lynda Benglis, Joan Brown, Luis Jiménez, Gary Stephan, Lawrence Weiner / Lynn Gumpert, Ned Rifkin, Marcia Tucker

Author:
Gumpert, Lynn  Search this
Rifkin, Ned  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Benglis, Lynda 1941-  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Stephan, Gary 1942-  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. ; 20 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .G97 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461097

Sculpture and works on paper : exhibition ... March 17-April 14, 1984 / curator, Geno Rodriguez ; gallery manager/asst. curator, David Donihue ; catalog, essays, David Hickey & Annette DiMeo Carlozzi

Author:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Rodriguez, Geno  Search this
Hickey, Dave 1940-  Search this
Carlozzi, Annette  Search this
Alternative Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N40.1.J606 H62 1984
N40.1.J606H62 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_424324

Luis Jimenez letters to Rochelle "Shelly" Shicoff

Creator:
Shicoff, Rochelle, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Whitney Biennial (1991 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Extent:
0.02 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1998
Summary:
The collection measures 0.02 linear feet and includes 37 letters and postcards from sculptor Luis Jimenez to close friend and artist Rochelle "Shelly" Shicoff. The letters are personal in nature and Jimenez makes references to his ongoing studio processes, some specific works, and his presence at the 1991 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial exhibition.
Scope and Contents:
The collection measures 0.02 linear feet and includes 37 letters and postcards from sculptor Luis Jimenez to close friend and artist Rochelle "Shelly" Shicoff. The letters are personal in nature and Jimenez makes references to his ongoing studio processes, some specific works, and his presence at the 1991 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial exhibition.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Luis Jimenez letters to Rochelle "Shelly" Shicoff, 1981-1998 (Folder 1; 1 folder)
Biographical / Historical:
Rochelle Shicoff (1943- ) is an muralist, painter, and multi-media artist in Munson, Massachusetts and was a close friend of sculptor Luis A. Jimenez (1940-2006).
Provenance:
The letters were donated by Rochelle Shicoff in 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Artists -- Massachusetts -- Munson  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Citation:
Luis Jimenez letters to Rochelle "Shelly" Shicoff, 1981-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.shicroch
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95604dd81-3101-4410-bbfd-11db03f77f42
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shicroch

Gaspar Enriquez papers

Creator:
Enriquez, Gaspar, 1942-  Search this
Names:
Antone, Bernadin  Search this
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Juárez, Miguel, 1958-  Search this
Marin, Cheech  Search this
Silva, Elda  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
1973-2017
Summary:
The papers of Chicano painter, portrait artist, and educator Gaspar Enriquez measure 1.5 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1973 to 2017. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, writings, commission and project files, exhibition files, and printed and digital materials that document Enriquez's career in El Paso, Texas.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicano painter, portrait artist, and educator Gaspar Enriquez measure 1.5 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1973 to 2017. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, writings, commission and project files, exhibition files, and printed and digital materials that document Enriquez's career in El Paso, Texas.

Biographical materials include several awards and certificates, photographs, and sketches. Correspondence includes general personal and professional correspondence, notes to Enriquez, and letters with Bernadine Antone, Miguel Juarez, Elda Silva. Writings consist of artist statements, one notebook, a student paper about Luis Jimenez, and statements on teaching. Commission and project files contain digital photographs and other records for mural, book, and room design projects.

Files for exhibitions include documentation on Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (1990-1993), or CARA, a traveling exhibition and Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge (2004), an exhibition of Chicano artwork collected by Cheech Marin. Printed materials contains art reproductions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, flyers, invitations, magazines, newsletters, and press releases.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1976-2014 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1985-2017 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1983-circa 2000 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 4: Commission and Project Files, 1994-2003 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1990-2007 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1973-2017 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Gaspar Enriquez (1942- ) is a Chicano painter, portrait artist, and educator in San Elizario in El Paso County, Texas.

Enriquez was born in the historic El Segundo Barrio in El Paso. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of El Paso in 1970 and a master's degree in metals from New Mexico State University in 1985. In addition to his art career, he taught art at Bowie High School in El Paso for 34 years.

Enriquez is known for his portraits of individuals who reflect the Chicano community in which he was raised. Enriquez has stated that "one is born Mexican American, but one chooses to be a chicano." His work allows those unfamiliar with the Chicano community to connect through his portraiture.

Enriquez participated in two seminal, multifaceted exhibitions of Chicano art. Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation/CARA (1990-1993) and Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge (2001-2007), an exhibition showcasing the art collection of Cheech Marin, traveled to museums across the United States exposing Chicano art and the Chicano Movement to the traditional art world.

Enriquez has won the 2016 Segundo Barrio Person of the Year Award, the University of Texas at El Paso's Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Mid-Americarts Alliance Fellowship in 1994.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Gaspar Enriquez in 2017.
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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Texas  Search this
Painters -- Texas  Search this
Portrait painters--Texas  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Gaspar Enriquez papers, 1973-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.enrigasp
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c15f5939-e109-45cf-aaf4-8742d733e405
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-enrigasp

Howl : the artwork of Luis Jiménez / introduction by Dave Hickey, text by Camille Flores-Turney

Title:
Artwork of Luis Jiménez
Author:
Flores-Turney, Camille  Search this
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Hickey, Dave 1940-  Search this
New Mexico Magazine (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 28 cm. + 1 portfolio (2 leaves of plates : all col. ill. ; 33 cm.)
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
Call number:
N40.1.J606 F5 1997b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838463

Chispa / curated by Luis Jimenez

Author:
Apex Art C.P. (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Martinez, Cesar  Search this
Quiroz V., Alfredo  Search this
Turok, Antonio 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
20th century
Topic:
Hispanic American art  Search this
Call number:
N6538.H58 C477 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829373

Blue Obelisk, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Located First & E Streets San Diego California
Date:
1988
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78090034
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_365375

Vaquero, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1987-1988
Topic:
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Western  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88550052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347310

Howl, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Kansas Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi Street Lawrence Kansas 66045
Date:
1986
Topic:
Animal--Wolf  Search this
Animal--Coyote  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88550055
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347313

Marlin Panel, San Diego Fountain, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Date:
1988
Topic:
Animal--Fish--Marlin  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88550066
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347333

Donald Anderson, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Donald  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1978
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88550074
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347346

Doll, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1968
Topic:
Object--Toy--Doll  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88550021
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347269

Swimmer, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Medium:
Fiberglass
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1969
Topic:
Recreation--Sport & Play--Swimming  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88550031
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347282

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