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Oral history interview wih Clara Diament Sujo

Interviewee:
Diament Sujo, Clara  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Córdova, Arturo de, 1908-1973  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro  Search this
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reverón, Armando, 1889-1954  Search this
Romero Brest, Jorge  Search this
Soto, Jesús Rafael, 1923-2005  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-2011  Search this
Valera, Víctor, 1927-  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 June 8-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Clara Diament Sujo conducted 2010 June 8-16, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Sujo's home, in New York, New York.
Diament speaks of her childhood in Argentina; her father's early influence; working with Abbott Industries; her travels with her father as a child to Punta del Este in Urguay, and Mar del Plata; her experiences in the United States; life under Juan Perón and how political events helped shape her education; teaching in Venezuela; collecting art for the Venezuelan science museum; her views on art; the artists that she has worked with and represented; the opening of her first gallery in Venezuela; her gallery in New York City; the influence of Jorge Romero Brest; and her work with the museum network to represent Latin American artists. She recalls Katharine Kuh, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Jesus Rafael Soto, Arturo de Cordova, Alejandro Otero, Victor Valera, Armando Reverón, Mercedes Pardo, Wilfredo Lam, Alfred Barr, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Dorothy Miller, Thomas Messer, Marcel Duchamp, Hedda Sterne, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Marisol Escobar, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Clara Diament Sujo (1921-) is an Argentinian born owner and director of CDS Gallery in New York, New York. Avis Berman (1949-) is a scholar in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 10 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:
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Collectors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.diamen10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Giulio V. Blanc papers

Creator:
Blanc, Giulio V.  Search this
Names:
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Garcia, Hernan, 1935-  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Gaztelu, A. (Angel)  Search this
Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-2011  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Larraz, Julio  Search this
Libin, Victoria  Search this
Macia, Carlos A., 1951-1994  Search this
Martínez-Cañas, María  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Sánchez, Juan, 1954-  Search this
Sí, Juan  Search this
Trasobares, César  Search this
Vater, Regina  Search this
Vázquez Lucio, Oscar E. (Oscar Edgardo), 1932-  Search this
Interviewee:
Cabrera, Lydia  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Extent:
11 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Date:
1920-1995
Summary:
The dates for the Giulio V. Blanc papers range from 1920-1995. Measuring a total of eleven linear feet and 0.001 GB, the collection provides documentation of the art exhibitions Blanc curated during his career, including original writings and exhibition catalogs. The extensive artists files in the collection provide information on numerous Latin American and Caribbean artists. The collection also provides historical information on the life and culture of Cuba.
Scope and Content Note:
The Giulio V. Blanc papers measure approximately 11 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1920 to 1995. Compiled by Blanc since the beginning of his curatorial, writing, and research career in the 1980s, the papers consist primarily of artist files on Cuban, Cuban-American, and Latin American artists (1920-1995 and undated). Also found is biographical information (1994-1995), interviews by Blanc (1984-1987, 1994) and miscellaneous letters from artists and friends (1983-1995 and undated).

The first series, Biographical Files, 1994-1995 includes information about Blanc's career. Series 2: Miscellaneous Letters, 1983-1995, undated, consists of letters from artists and friends on various topics. Series 3: Artist Files, 1920-1995, undated, represents the bulk of the collection (approximately 300 artists in all, 6 linear feet), and contain materials either collected by Blanc or received by Blanc from the artists themselves. These consist of biographical material about the artist, usually two or three paragraphs written by Blanc, scattered resumes and copies of fellowship applications. Also found are newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and letters or correspondence between Blanc and the artists. Of special interest in this series are numerous taped interviews with celebrated Cuban artists and art historians such as José Gómez Sícre, founder and first director of the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States. Gómez-Sícre describes his early career and involvement with acquisitions for the museum's permanent collection as well as his working relationship with Alfred H. Barr, first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Gómez-Sícre's notable book, Pintura Cubana de Hoy, published in Havana in 1944 is included in the files.

Elena Peláez de Medero, another interviewee, discusses her sister, Cuban painter Amelia Peláez (1896-1968). Blanc interviewed Elena Peláez in Miami for his 1988 exhibition Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective. The Peláez file includes Blanc's correspondence with her as well as copies of rare 1930s and 1940s exhibition catalogs from Amelia Peláez's early career. Among the catalogs is a copy of Modern Cuban Painters from the 1944 exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Also found are rare French, German and Spanish newspaper clippings on Peláez dating back to the 1920s. Of interest is a copy of Amado Blanco's 1937 poetry book, Poema desesperado. Published in Havana, the book is dedicated to the memory of Federico García Lorca and includes illustrations by Peláez.

Another prominent artist whom Blanc interviewed was Enrique Riverón (b. 1901) leader of the Cuban vanguardia. He was a member of El Grupo de Montparnasse, a talented group of painters and writers living in the southern district of Paris in the late 1920s, an area noted for its boisterous after-hour activities. The interview was published in the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts in 1997. Also found in the papers are illustrated letters and greeting cards addressed to Blanc and his parents, Baron Lodovico Blanc and María V. Blanc.

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1995, undated, consists primarily of material Blanc compiled for exhibitions he curated. Found here are letters from museum directors, artists and colleagues, drafts and finished essays for exhibition catalogs, and printed material such as newspaper clippings of art reviews. This series also includes files on exhibitions Blanc did not curate.

Series 5: Subject Files, 1933-1995, undated, are files relating to Cuban art, culture, and society, the Cuban revolution, book projects, Biennials in Havana and São Paulo, the 1988 controversy surrounding the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, FL) and other topics. Found are letters, drafts of writings, notes, printed material such as newspaper clippings and magazine articles, press releases, and exhibition announcements.

Particularly extensive is the documentation about the 1980s conflict at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture. In April 1988, a fund-raising auction at the 24-year-old 'little Havana' institution resulted in heated disputes that escalated to violence. The works auctioned were by Cuban artists still living on the island. Many in Miami's Cuban community considered these artists to be supporters of the Communist regime and were outraged. One of the disputed works purchased the night of the auction, a drawing by Manuel Mendive, was taken across the street by its successful bidder and burned. In addition, the museum building was damaged by a pipe bomb shortly after the sale. In the National Public Radio news story (available in Blanc's papers on audio cassette) Helen Kohen, critic for the Miami Herald commented, "We're not talking about paintings. We're talking about `my brother's in jail'. That's what we're talking about." The situation intensified quickly; transcending local politics and involving the Treasury and Justice Departments, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses. Ramón Cernuda, the museum vice-president who organized the auction also had his personal collection of Cuban art impounded by the FBI. A second bombing took place in 1989 to protest an exhibition of Cuban artists who came to the U. S. during the early 1980s Mariel boatlift.

The seriousness of the conflicts in the Miami museum prompted the Museum of Modern Art in New York to withdraw an offer to lend three paintings to the Cuban museum for the 1988 exhibition Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective scheduled to open later that year. Curated by Giulio Blanc, it was the first U.S. retrospective of this important Cuban artist and the exhibition helped situate her work. The Cuban Museum of Art in Daytona Beach, an institution that helped start the Miami museum, also withdrew an offer to lend "Amelias". The result was an exhibition devoid of works owned by the Museum of Modern Art, important paintings created after 1963, the year President Kennedy imposed economic sanctions on Cuba.

To publicize the Peláez exhibition and boost attendance, the museum placed a public invitation in the Spanish section of the Miami Herald. The half page ad, also found in the Blanc papers, lists more than 100 intellectuals and professionals who supported the exhibition. Blanc stated in a letter to the Miami Herald, "It is horrifying to think there are those in Miami who would burn a painting for the sake of politics. This was the same reasoning utilized by Joseph Goebbels when he made bonfires of books and paintings by anti-Nazi and `degenerate' artists and writers in 1930s Germany... One can only pity the ignorance of those who play into the hands of the Castro regime by resorting to uncivilized tactics that can only hurt the image of the Cuban-exile community and of Miami in general."

The files concerning the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture contain exhibition announcements, copies of court orders, press releases and correspondence between Blanc and the Museum of Modern Art in New York regarding the museum and the Peláez exhibition. Also included are a great number of newspaper articles printed in two of Miami's major newspapers, the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald which covered the story until it was resolved in the early 1990s. Offering additional information on the controversy are a number of letters addressed to either Blanc or his parents from artists and friends expressing either discontent with the museum's state of affairs or gratitude for the Blanc's financial support during the museum's reconstruction. These provide remarkable insight into a relatively heterogeneous Cuban community.

Series 6: Sound Recordings, 1992, 1994 consists of two untranscribed audio cassette tapes. One is of the 1992 College Art Association's session: Artistic Voices of Latin America: The Aesthetics of Anti-Colonialism held in Chicago, Illinois in which Giulio V. Blanc was a panelist. The other is a rare 1994 interview conducted by Blanc with poet-priest Monseñor Angel Gaztelu, a friend of many Cuban writers and artists, and who presided over Peláez's funeral service in 1968.

The last series, Series 7: Photographs, 1981-1993, undated, includes black and whiteportraits of artists, group shots of Blanc with "Miami Generation" artists María Brito, Pablo Cano, María Martínez-Cañas, Carlos Macía, Arturo Rodríguez, and César Trasobares, and photos of other artists.
Arrangement:
The Giulio V. Blanc papers are arranged into seven series primarily according to type of material. Within each series, materials are arranged chronologically, except for Artist Files and Subject Files which are arranged alphabetically by either name or subject.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Files, 1994-1995, undated (box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Miscellaneous Letters, 1983-1995, undated (box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1920-1995, undated (boxes 1-8, ER01; 6 linear ft., 0.001 GB)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1995, undated (box 8; 1 linear foot)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1933-1995, undated (boxes 8-12; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Untranscribed Sound Recordings, 1992-1994 (box 12; 2 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1981, 1993, undated (box 12; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Cuban born independent curator, critic, art historian and consultant Giulio V. Blanc (1955-1995) specialized in Cuban and Latin American art history and in his lifetime collected a wealth of material on the subject. Through his numerous exhibitions and keen articles appearing in national and international art journals, Blanc became a leading authority on Latin American art and successfully established himself as a link between Cuban and Cuban-American artists and US galleries and museums. The Miami Generation (1983) and Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective (1988) are two significant exhibitions Blanc curated for Miami's Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in addition to the celebrated Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries, 1938-1952 (1992) for New York's Studio Museum in Harlem. Giulio V. Blanc was among the key figures that catapulted Latin American art onto the mainstream in the early 1980s.

Giulio V. Blanc was born in Havana in 1955 to Baron Lodovico Blanc and María V. Blanc. The Blanc name hails from Italy and the title of Baron was awarded to Alberto Blanc, Lodovico Blanc's grandfather, while he was Secretary of State in 1873 under Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. As young advocates of Cuban culture, the Blanc's collected a number of paintings by Cuban artists but were forced to leave behind the works of Cuban masters such as Carlos Enríquez, Victor Manuel, René Portocarrero, Fidelio Ponce and others to facilitate an uncomplicated exodus from the country during the revolution. Lodovico and María were in their thirties and Giulio was five years old when the family settled in Miami.

Giulio Blanc completed his undergraduate education at Harvard and proceeded to Brown University and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York for graduate work (1979-1980). During his career, he served as an independent curator and consultant to The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami), The Metropolitan Museum (Miami), and The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (New York) among others. He also lectured on Latin American art history at the Art Museum of the Americas, OAS (Organization of American States), Washington, DC, The University of Miami, and El Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia. In addition, he worked as a consultant in the Latin American Paintings Department at Sotheby's auction house in New York and served on the editorial board of the magazine Art Nexus. Blanc was pursuing a doctoral degree in art history at the City University of New York before his premature death in 1995 at the age of thirty-nine.

Missing Title

1955 -- Born November 1 in Havana, Cuba to Baron Lodovico and Baroness María V. Blanc, young collectors of Cuban art. The title of Baron was awarded to Alberto Blanc, Lodovico Blanc's grandfather, in 1873 while Alberto was Secretary of State under Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.

1960 -- The Blanc family migrates to the United States because of the escalating revolution. Lodovico and Maria V. Blanc are in their thirties when they flee the island. The works of Cuban painters such as Carlos Enríquez, Victor Manuel, René Portocarrero, Fidelio Ponce and others were left behind to facilitate an uncomplicated exodus.

1976 -- Giulio V. Blanc serves as research assistant for one year at the Tozzer Library, Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

1977 -- Graduates cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in Archeology.

1979 -- Graduates from Brown University with a M.A. in Archeology. Was a research assistant until 1980 at the Gallery of the Center for Inter-American Relations, New York city.

1980 -- Receives a certificate in Museum Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University. Curates Emilio Sánchez: Lithographs which opens at the Pagoda, Ransom-Everglades School, Coconut Grove, Florida. Co-curates Cuba in the Nineteenth Century for Miami's Miami-Dade Public Library.

1981 -- Joins the Latin American Paintings Department, Sotheby's Auction House, New York and serves for two years.

1982 -- Co-curates Young Hispanics, USA which opens at the Lehigh University Museum, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and curates Ten Out of Cuba for INTAR Latin American Gallery in New York.

1983 -- Curates Cuban Fantasies at the Kouros Gallery in New York and Pablo Cano en Paris for the 4 Place de Saussaies in Paris, France. Also curates The Miami Generation: Nine Cuban-American Artists for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami and the Meridian House in Washington, DC.

1984 -- Serves as independent curator and consultant to Miami's Metropolitan Museum and Art Center and The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture; The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York and other institutions. Lectures at the Art Museum of the Americas (Organization of American States) in Washington, DC; The University of Miami; The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami); The Center for the Fine Arts (Miami); Rockland Center for the Arts (West Nyack, NY); and the National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia. Curates Young Collector's of Latin American Art which opened at Miami's Metropolitan Museum and Art Center.

1985 -- Curates Dancing Faces: An Exhibition of Mexican Masks for the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Miami and Nuevas Vistas: Latin American Paintings which opens at the Wistariahurst, Holyoke, Massachusetts. Curates Architecture in Cuban Painting, for the Miami Dade Public Library.

1986 -- Receives and M.A. in Art History at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Curates Carlos Enríquez for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, Florida and Into the Mainstream: Ten Latin American Artists Working in New York for the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1987 -- The exhibition Aurelia Muñoz: Selections, curated by Blanc, opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Miami, Florida. Serves as juror for Expresiones Hispanas: Coors National Hispanic Art Exhibition, Denver, Colorado. Curates Visions of Self: The American Latin Artist for the Miami-Dade Community College gallery.

1988 -- Receives a grant from the NY State Council on the Arts for research on Cuban artist Wifredo Lam for the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Enrolls in the art history Ph.D. program at the City University Graduate Center, New York city. First bombing of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami takes place. Blanc's Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective successfully opens at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture despite much controversy.

1989 -- Curates Urgent Dream: New Work by Mario Bencomo at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), New York. Second bombing of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami FL.

1990 -- New York correspondent for Arte en Colombia, Bogota. Serves as adjunct lecturer at Queens College (CUNY) for the Fall semester. Curates the exhibition, The Post-Miami Generation for the Inter-American Gallery in Miami, Florida. Co-curates Figurative Perspectives: Six Artists of Latin American Background for the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.

1991 -- Visiting scholar at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Writes a small play, Tía Carmela: A Cuban Tragicomedy, illustrated by Cuban artist and friend Pablo Cano.

1995 -- Dies at the age of forty of AIDS related complications.
Related Materials:
Papers of Giulio V. Blanc, 1930-1982, are also located at the University of Miami Archival Collections.
Provenance:
Margherite Blanc, sister of Giulio V. Blanc, donated her brother's papers in 1998 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the 1996 Latino Art Documentation Project in South Florida. Initiated to chronicle the thriving art scene so apparent in the city's galleries, museums, and private collections, the project resulted in numerous acquisitions described in the revised edition of the Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists. Both the project and the publication were made possible, in part, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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 historians -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995. Smithsonian Institution. Archives of American Art.
Identifier:
AAA.blangiul
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Archives of American Art
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Lam, Wifredo

Container:
Box 5 of 31
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 31 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7449, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers
See more items in:
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers / Series 2: ARTIST'S CORRESPONDENCE. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995

Creator:
Blanc, Giulio V., 1955-1995  Search this
Subject:
Vázquez Lucio, Oscar E. (Oscar Edgardo)  Search this
Trasobares, César  Search this
Vater, Regina  Search this
Sánchez, Juan  Search this
Sí, Juan  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo  Search this
Martínez-Cañas, María  Search this
Macia, Carlos A.  Search this
Libin, Victoria  Search this
Larraz, Julio  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Gaztelu, A. (Angel)  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Garcia, Hernan  Search this
Demi  Search this
Carulla, Ramón  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Brito, Maria  Search this
Cabrera, Lydia  Search this
Cano, Margarita  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Goldman, Shifra M.  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5414
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216346
AAA_collcode_blangiul
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216346
Online Media:

Edwin and Lindy Bergman papers, circa 1950-1985

Creator:
Bergman, Edwin, 1917-1986  Search this
Bergman, Lindy, 1918-2014  Search this
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Nutt, Jim  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Toumanova, Tamara  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Edwin and Lindy Bergman papers, circa 1950-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17355
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380894
AAA_collcode_bergedlin
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_380894

Julia P. Herzberg papers, 1977-2018, bulk 1987-2011

Creator:
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Subject:
Alfonzo, Carlos  Search this
Kaikkonen, Kaarina  Search this
Katz, Leandro  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Rabinovich, Raquel  Search this
Parra, Catalina  Search this
Fernández, Magdalena  Search this
Weiss, Monika  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Julia P. Herzberg papers, 1977-2018, bulk 1987-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Latin American  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17628
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397862
AAA_collcode_herzjuli
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_397862

Artist Files

Collection Creator:
Blanc, Giulio V.  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-8)
0.001 Gigabytes (ER01)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1920-1995, undated
Scope and Contents note:
This extensive series contains artist files Giulio Blanc collected and arranged alphabetically by name of artist. The files contain scattered correspondence, newspaper clippings, original writings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous materials, one in born-digital form.

Several of the artist files are further broken down into areas such as Biographical Material, Letters, Writings, Notes, Printed Material, Audio material, and Photographs. Examples of Biographical material include curricula vita and resumes, fellowship applications, copies of birth certificates, written statements by artists concerning their work, and brief reference information written by Blanc about the artists and their artwork.

Letters are from art institutions, artists, curators, art historians and friends and are addressed primarily to Giulio Blanc, although a number of letters are addressed to other individuals. Found are original letters, photocopies, or facsimiles and occasionally include attachments such as exhibition announcements, newspaper clippings or photographs. Greeting cards and postcards are also found here.

Writings consists of unpublished material such as draft copies of essays and articles, papers written for courses, as well as poems, journal entries, and other original writings. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, public program brochures, invitations to exhibition openings, and published articles and newspaper clippings. These are recorded by name of item.

In addition, the artists files also house interviews conducted by Blanc and recorded on audio cassette tape. Those interviewed are artist Enrique Riverón, curator José Gomez Sícre, Cuban ethnographer Lydia Cabrera speaking on the work of Wifredo Lam (Wifredo Lam files), Eva Frajaville on Agustin Fernández (Agustin Fernández files), and Elena Peláez de Medero discussing the work of her sister, Amelia Peláez (Amelia Peláez files).

Of special interest in this series are a number of documents in the files of artists Wifredo Lam, Amelia Peláez and Enrique Riverón. These include rare exhibition announcements and invitations, exhibition catalogs, clippings from European newspapers and various other original documents that date from the 1920s-1990s. An itemized list of these documents is found in the

See Appendix for list of printed material from Series 3 for Wifredo Lam, Amelia Peláez, and Enrique Riverón
Appendix: Printed Material from Series 3 for Wifredo Lam, Amelia Peláez, and Enrique Riverón:
Wifredo Lam: Exhibition and Auction Announcements and Invitations, 1955-1996

1955: -- Wifredo Lam, -- Pabellón de Ciencias Sociales, Havana

1969: -- Wifredo Lam on Paper, -- Cisneros Gallery, New York

1982: -- Homenaje a Wifredo Lam, -- Museo Español de Arte Comtemporáneo, Madrid

1984: Important Latin American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, Sotheby's, New York

1987: -- Wifredo Lam, -- Galerie Albert Loeb, Paris

1987: -- Wifredo Lam: Peintures, -- Galerie Maeght Lelong, Paris

1992: -- Rumbas &f Love Songs: The Musical Canvas of Wifredo Lam, -- Symphony Space, New York

1992: -- Wifredo Lam, -- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

1993: -- Wifredo Lam: The Annonciation di Aimé Cesaire, -- Fedric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables

1994: -- Wifredo Lam: Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié, -- Musee du Dessin et de L'Estampe Originale de Gravelines, Paris

1996: -- Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raissone, -- Gary Nader Gallery, Coral Gables

Wilfredo Lam: Exhibition brochures and catalogs, 1950-1993

1950: -- Exposicíon Lam: Obras Recientes, -- Havana

1955: -- Exposicíon Lam, -- Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas

1959: -- Lam, -- Galleria Pagani, Milan

1969: -- Wifredo Lam: Exposicion de Pinturas, -- Casa de Cultura, Cuenca

1971: -- Wilfredo Lam, -- Gimpel Gallery, New York

1977: -- Wilfredo Lam, -- Galeria Meindl, Bogota

1978: -- Lam, -- Gissi Galleria d'Arte, Torino

1980: -- Wifredo Lam, -- Galleri D'Arte La Borgognona, Rome

1981: -- Max Ernst-Wifredo Lam: Paintings, Watercolors and Graphics, -- Guild Gallery, New York

1992: -- Afro-Caribbean Culture: The World of Wifredo Lam, -- The Americas Society, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Symphony Space, New York

1993: -- Wifredo Lam: -- Museo Nacional Palacio de Bellas Artes, Havana

Undated: Winter Calendar, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Amelia Peláez: Exhibition Announcements, Invitations and Brochures, 1988, undated

1977: -- Amelia Peláez, -- Metropolitan Museum and Art Centers, Miami

1988: -- Amelia Peláez 1896-1968: A Retrospective, -- Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington DC

1988: -- Amelia Peláez 1896-1968: A Retrospective/Una RetrosPerspe, -- Cubann Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami

1988: Fall calendar, Museum of Modern Art, Organization of American States, Washington DC

Undated: Information on artist, Organization of American States, Washington, DC

Amelia Peláez: Exhibition Catalogs, 1930s-1980s, 1991

1933: -- Exposition: Amelia Pelaez del Casal, -- Galérie Zak, Paris

1935: -- Exposición: Amelia Pelaez del Casal, -- Lyceum, Havana

1937: -- Dance International 1900-1937: Exhibit of Arts Relating to the Dance, -- Rockefeller Center, New York

1941: -- Peláez, -- Norte Gallery, New York

1943: -- Amelia Peláez: Retrospective 1929-1943, -- Institución Hispano-Cubana de Cultura, Havana

1968: -- Amelia Peláez: Exposición Retrospectiva, -- Museo Nacional Palacio de Bellas Artes, Havana (2 copies)

1977: -- Amelia Peláez, -- Metropolitan Museum and Art Centers, Miami

1977: -- Cuba Peintres D'aujourd'hui, -- Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris [Incomplete]

1979: -- La Gran Pintora Cubana Amelia Peláez, -- Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1980: -- Amelia Peláez: Oleos Tempera y Tinta, -- Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota

1986: -- Amelia Peláez: Exposición Antologica, Pinturas 1929-1967, -- Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

1991: -- Amelia Peláez: Exposición Retrospectiva, 1924-1967, -- Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Caracas

Enrique Riverón: Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1957-1994, undated

1926: -- Enrique Riverón, -- Association Paris Amerique Latine, Paris

1957: -- Riverón, -- Sudamericana Gallery, New York

1958: -- Retrospective Exhibition: Riverón, -- Wichita Art Museum, Wichita

1960: -- Enrique Riverón, -- Arger Gallery, Coral Gables

1961: -- Riverón, -- Gallery of Modern Arts, Sante Fe

1965: -- Riverón, -- Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami

1965: -- Riverón, -- Museum of Modern Art, Miami

1969: -- Enter the Sun: New Paintings by Riverón, -- Pageant Gallery, Miami

1973: -- Gala: Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos, -- Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami

1974: -- Riverón Retrospective Exhibition, -- Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami

1977: -- Bermudez, Davila, Fernández, Riverón, Velazquez, -- Forma Gallery, Coral Gables

1980: -- Riverón: 1925-1950 Paris/La Habana /New York, -- Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables

1980: -- Riverón: 1950-1980 Wichita/Coconut Grove, -- De Armas Gallery, Virginia Gardens

1983: -- Riverón, -- Gallery at Grove Isle, Coconut Grove

1987: -- Enrique Riverón: Recent Works, -- Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami

1994: -- Alfonzo, Espada, Iraola, Marin, Riverón, -- Barbara Greene's, Miami
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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Collection Citation:
Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995. Smithsonian Institution. Archives of American Art.
Identifier:
AAA.blangiul, Series 3
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Oversized Photographs of Artists

Collection Creator:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1982
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Lam, Wifredo

Lassaw, Ibram

Lekakis, Michael
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
All Photographs by Hans Namuth: All requests for image reproductions are to be sent to: Assistant Registrar for Rights & Reproductions; Center for Creative Photography. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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Collection Citation:
Hans Namuth photographs and papers, 1945-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Oral history interview wih Clara Diament Sujo, 2010 June 8-16

Interviewee:
Diament Sujo, Clara, 1921-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Córdova, Arturo de  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Hughes, Langston  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Marisol  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning  Search this
Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro  Search this
Perón, Juan Domingo  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Reverón, Armando  Search this
Romero Brest, Jorge  Search this
Soto, Jesús Rafael  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Valera, Víctor  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview wih Clara Diament Sujo, 2010 June 8-16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15879
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295424
AAA_collcode_diamen10
Theme:
Women
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Catalog and Exhibition Proposals

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Extent:
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
Container:
Box 5, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1997-1998
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
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Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 6: Exhibition Files / 6.1: TransAfrican Art Invitational Exhibition (1997-1998)
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Archives of American Art
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Siren of the Niger

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
51 × 38 1/8 in. (129.5 × 96.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.169
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
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Seated Woman

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
51 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (130.8 x 97.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mrs. Bernard Gimbel, 1978
Accession Number:
78.100
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
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Study for "Threshold"

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Pastel, charcoal and pencil on colored paper
Dimensions:
27 5/8 x 19 9/16 in. (70.2 x 49.7 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.2813
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py24c894928-6a05-4dcf-8d5e-38693d5bb85a
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Two Heads

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
24 5/8 x 19 in. (62.6 X 48.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1959
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.2814
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2f41b88f7-94de-4133-b108-715eb0556789
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The Dream

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 1/4 x 40 1/8 in.(76.8 x 101.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1947
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.2815
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Untitled

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
21 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. (55.5 x 37.8 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
(n.d.)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.2816
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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edanmdm:hmsg_86.2816

Untitled

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
21 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. (55.7 x 37.4 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
(n.d.)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.2817
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py24359beb3-a958-4b8f-925c-a77ebbe2b66b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.2817

Woman

Artist:
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, b. Sagua la Grande, 1902–1982  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal, watercolor, and gouache on paper
Dimensions:
24 7/8 x 18 3/4 in. (63.2 x 47.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1938
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.4587
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2406a40cb-fa3e-4084-a33c-a23020b3e7dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.4587

Cuban

Maker:
Wifredo Lam, 1902-1982, born Cuba (active France)  Search this
Medium:
Woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 56.5 x 68.6 cm (22 1/4 x 27 in.)
Type:
Print
Credit Line:
Gift of Luis Lastra
Object number:
66-17-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys714813390-5f3e-4762-aa02-aff8af8f980a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_66-17-1
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Wifredo Lam [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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