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Oral history interview with María Brito, 1997 October 25

Interviewee:
Brito, María Cristina, 1947-  Search this
Brito, María Cristina, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Cuba -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5441
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216457
AAA_collcode_brito97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216457
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Margarita Cano, 1998 April 22

Interviewee:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A  Search this
Subject:
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216461
AAA_collcode_cano98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216461
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Margarita Cano

Interviewee:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Names:
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1998 April 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Margarita Cano conducted 1998 April 22, by Juan A. Martínez, in Cano's home, Miami, Florida, for the Archives of American Art.
Cano recounts her interest in art, which developed after graduating as a science major at the University of Havana; arriving in Miami around 1962, where she found work at the main Public Library of Dade County, instituting an arts program focusing on the work of African American and Cuban American artists, which included building a permanent collection of local artists' work and arranging exhibitions; her work on the board of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, including organizing the pivotal exhibition "The Miami Generation: Nine Cuban American Artists" in 1983; her own art, mostly painting on wood using a miniature style and reflecting mostly Cuban scenes; her son Pablo Cano, a successful artist; and her views on her Cuban background and her North American cultural identity.
Biographical / Historical:
Margarita Cano (1932-) is a painter, librarian, and curator in Miami, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 55 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.
Occupation:
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cano98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cano98

Oral history interview with María Brito

Interviewee:
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Extent:
115 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1997 October 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Cuban born sculptor María Brito conducted 1997 October 25, by Juan A. Martínez, in Brito's home/studio, Miami, Florida, for the Archives of American Art.
Brito speaks of her birthplace, Havana, Cuba, and her early art education at the Edison School; her travels to Miami as part of the Peter Pan Project in 1961; her art studies at the Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami. She also comments on the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA) in New York, The Decade Show, her first exhibition in Miami at Gallery 24 in 1980, and other exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
María Brito (1947-) is a sculptor from Miami, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 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
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Cuba -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.brito97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brito97

Toshiko Takaezu demonstrating at the Ceramic League, Miami, Florida

Subject:
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1991 March
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16411
See more items in:
Toshiko Takaezu papers, 1937-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16411

Oral history interview with Demi, 2020 September 2

Interviewee:
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21967
AAA_collcode_demi20
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_21967

Demi and Arturo Rodríguez papers, circa 1957-2016

Creator:
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Goldman, Shifra M.  Search this
Hassold, Cris  Search this
Kohen, Helen L.  Search this
Verdecia, Carlos  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5536
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216325
AAA_collcode_rodrartu
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216325
Online Media:

Margarita Cano papers, 1982-1985

Creator:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Art, Cuban -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5445
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216322
AAA_collcode_canomarg
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216322
Online Media:

Elenora S. Chambers papers, 1965-1993

Creator:
Chambers, Elenora S. (Elenora Strasel)  Search this
Chambers, Elenora S. (Elenora Strasel)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Women artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216398
AAA_collcode_chamelen
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216398

María Brito sketchbooks

Creator:
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Names:
Brito, Maria, 1947- -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Search this
Extent:
4 Volumes ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Date:
1980-1993
Scope and Contents:
Four sketchbooks, 1980-1983, 1983-1989, 1989-1993, and undated, containing drawings and notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Miami, Fla. Born in Havana, Cuba.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1996 by María Brito.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.britmari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-britmari

Demi and Arturo Rodríguez papers

Creator:
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Names:
Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-2011  Search this
Hassold, Cris  Search this
Kohen, Helen L.  Search this
Verdecia, Carlos, 1955-  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Extent:
6.42 Linear feet
12.79 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1957-2016
Summary:
The papers of Cuban born Miami painters Demi and Arturo Rodríguez measure 6.42 linear feet and 12.79 GB and date from 1957 to 2016. The collection documents Arturo Rodríguez's career, travels, and childhood as well as the artwork of Demi, Rodriquez's wife and partner, and their relationship. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, project and exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital material, artwork, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cuban born Miami painters Demi and Arturo Rodríguez measure 6.42 linear feet and 12.79 GB and date from 1957 to 2016. The collection documents Arturo Rodríguez's career, travels, and childhood as well as the artwork of Demi, Rodriquez's wife and partner, and their relationship. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, project and exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital material, artwork, and photographic materials.

Personal and professional correspondence is with artists, curators, galleries, museums, art historians, and collectors, including Shifra M. Goldman, Cris Hassold, Helen L. Kohen, collectors Judith and Bill Ladner, Minuca Villaverde, and others. Interviews include video and sound recordings of Demi and Arturo discussing lives and artwork, as well as one interview with Carlos Verdecia Jr. about Arturo. Writings include statements on artwork and autobiographical essays, lectures and talks, and notes. Project files concern the exhibitions The Rage of Children (1991), Walls & Murals: Mike Glier, Arturo Rodríguez & David Wojnarowitz, and Far from Cuba. Other documentation includes a project overview for the Joan Mitchell Foundation, artwork for music album covers, and plans for a retrospective of Demi and Arturo's work that was cancelled due to lack of support.

Personal business records consist of files for donations, financial investments, gallery consignments, receipts, sales lists, and collector information. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, journal and magazines, posters, programs, and several children's books illustrated by Arturo using the pseudonym Hieronimus Fromm. Artwork includes drawings and comics by Arturo, collages, drawings and sketches, and 30 sketchbooks belonging to Demi and Arturo. Photographic materials depict Demi and Arturo together and with others, Demi and Arturo's home and studio, exhibitions, still lives, travel, and works of art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1957-2013 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1978-2015 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet, ER01; 0.023 GB)

Series 3: Interviews, 1991-2010 (Boxes 1-2; 0.5 linear feet, ER02-ER07; 6.01 GB)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1975-2015 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet, ER08; 0.012 GB)

Series 5: Project and Exhibition Files, 1986-2015 (Box 2; 0.8 linear feet, ER09-ER11; 0.607 GB)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1988-2012 (Boxes 2-3; 0.4 linear feet; ER12; 0.007 GB)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1979-2016 (Boxes 3-4, 7, OV 8; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1963-2016 (Boxes 4-5, 7, OV 8; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Material, 1977-2012 (Boxes 5-7; 1.5 linear feet, ER13-ER29; 6.13 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
Demi (1955- ) and Arturo Rodríguez (1956- ) are painters in Miami, Florida.

Demi was born in Camagüey, Cuba. In 1961, her father was executed by the Cuban government. Demi's mother struggled to take care of Demi and her sisters alone and Demi was sent to live with relatives in Puerto Rico in 1962. She came to the U.S. in 1971 where she was able to join her sisters and mother. Eventually Demi settled in Miami in 1978. She attended Miami-Dade College where she studied drama with the Prometeo Theater Group. In 1980, she met Arturo at one of his exhibitions. They married in 1984. Demi worked as a bookkeeper before she knew she could draw and paint. Her first attempts at creating art were in 1984 using a wedding photograph of herself and Arturo as her subject. Her first exhibition was in 1987 at the Cuban Museum in Miami. As she developed as an artist, children became the prime subjects in Demi's paintings. She was the recipient of the Florida State Visual Artist Grant for 1992 to 1993.

Arturo Rodríguez was born in Ranchuelo, Cuba, and showed an interest in art as a small child. Arturo and his family were exiled to Spain in 1971. While in Spain, his visits to see the paintings of Goya and Velázquez at the Prado Museum helped solidify his interest in art. Rodríguez settled in Miami with his family in 1973 where he eventually attended Miami Dade College. Arturo's works are often influenced by his relationship with Demi. In 1995, he created a series of collages using images of Demi as a way to deal with her cancer diagnosis. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Cintas Foundation Fellowship, Florida Arts Council Fellowships, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Demi conducted on November 20, 1997 and an oral history interview with Arturo Rodríguez conducted on November 14, 1997 at Demi and Arturo's home/studio in Miami, F.L. by Juan A. Martínez for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Demi and Arturo Rodríguez in increments from 1997 to 2016.
Restrictions:
One folder of samples of payments for sales is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Photograph of Demi by Ramon Guerrero: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Demi. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Painters -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Demi and Arturo Rodríguez papers, circa 1957-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rodrartu
See more items in:
Demi and Arturo Rodríguez papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodrartu

Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers

Creator:
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Del Deo, Josephine Couch  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 -- Portraits  Search this
Moffett, Dorothy Lake Gregory, 1893-1975  Search this
Moffett, Ross (Art in narrow streets)  Search this
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton, 1848-1914  Search this
Extent:
7.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.)
Florida -- Pictorial works
Provincetown (Mass.)
Date:
circa 1870-1992
Summary:
This collection measures 7.7 linear feet, dates from circa 1870 to 1992, and documents the life and career of painter Ross Moffett and, to a lesser extent, the life and career of his wife, painter, lithographer, etcher, and illustrator, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, artwork including sketchbooks, and printed material including published writings, newspaper clippings, press releases, and exhibition catalogs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers measure 7.7 linear feet and date from circa 1870 to 1992. Because Dorothy Moffett's papers were received separately they are filed together in Series 13. Series 1-12 deal primarily with the life and career of Ross Moffett. The collection documents Ross Moffett's participation in the Provincetown community as an artist and resident through correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks and printed material, including published writings, news clippings, press releases, and exhibition catalogs. The papers of Dorothy Moffett include family letters, photographs, a journal and original artwork providing scattered documentation of her life and career as an a printmaker and illustrator.

General correspondence primarily focuses on news and financial affairs of the Moffett family farm in Iowa. Also included are letters from Provincetown artist, Edwin Dickinson, and a small amount of correspondence with other artists, collectors and dealers.

Files documenting specific projects that Ross Moffett was involved with are arranged separately and include correspondence, printed material and photographs. Project files have been established for the following projects: the publication of Art in Narrow Streets, the Eisenhower mural, the Cape Cod National Seashore Park and the renovation of the Center Methodist Church.

The series of printed material, 1918-1992, relates to Ross Moffett's career as an artist and his general interest in art. Photographs primarily focus on scenes of Provincetown and include photographs of works of art by Provincetown artists. Also included are photographs of artwork by Moffett arranged chronologically, Moffett's studio in Provincetown, and installations at the Provincetown Art Association Galleries.

Artwork found in Series 10 and 11 includes drawings by Ross Moffett and 85 annotated sketchbooks, including four by Dorothy Moffett.

The collection also houses research notes and files written by Josephine Couch Del Deo in preparation of a biography of Ross Moffett. These annotations provide useful additional information about Moffett's life.

Papers of Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett include Gregory family letters, Dorothy's correspondence with her father, and letters from other family and friends. Also found are drawings, lithographs and etchings by Dorothy and photographs of her family and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into thirteen series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1888-1965 (box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1972 (box 1; 0.6 linear ft)

Series 3: Financial Material, 1933-1971 (box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Notebook/Notes, undated (box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Projects, 1880-1969, undated (boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear ft.)

Series 6: Subject File, 1960-1968 (box 2; 1 folder)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1916-1992, undated (boxes 2-4, 7; 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-1975, undated (box 4; 15 folders)

Series 9: Slides of Art Association, Iowa Farmland and the Chrysler Museum, circa 1960, undated (box 4; 1 folder)

Series 10: Drawings, circa 1929-1934 (box 5; 1 folder)

Series 11: Sketchbooks, 1913-1969 (boxes 5-8; 2.5 linear ft.)

Series 12: Annotations/Item Descriptions by Josephine Couch Del Deo, undated (box 6; 2 folders)

Series 13: Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett Papers, circa 1870-1975 (boxes 9-11; 0.7 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Ross Moffett (1888-1971) was an important figure in the development of modernism in American Art after World War I. His paintings primarily depict the life and landscapes of the Provincetown, Massachusetts area. Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett is perhaps best known as a printmaker and illustrator of children's books and magazines.

Born in Iowa in 1888, Moffett trained at the Art Institute in Chicago and studied with Charles Hawthorne during the summer of 1913, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Moffett then studied at the Art Students League and returned to Provincetown in 1915, to establish himself as an artist. He was one of the founders of the Provincetown Art Association and a leading figure in the art colony for many years. In 1920, Moffett married artist Dorothy Lake Gregory in Brooklyn, New York. Dorothy studied at the Pratt Institute and with Robert Henri and George Bellows in New York, and then went to Provincetown to study with Hawthorne as well.

During the 1920's and 1930's, Ross Moffett's success increased steadily and he had his first one-man show at the Frank Rehn Gallery in New York and also at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1928. He served on several exhibition juries around the country during this time. Between 1936 and 1938, Moffett painted four murals in two Massachusetts post offices for the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). Moffett received full membership to the National Academy of Design in 1942.

While Moffett's painting slowed somewhat during World War II he continued his involvement in the arts by maintaining the Provincetown Art Association. He taught briefly at the University of Miami in Ohio from 1932 to 1933, and returned to Provincetown to pursue painting full-time. In the 1950's, Moffett became interested in archaeology and even delivered a few lectures on the subject. During this time he continued to paint and his art reflected his preoccupation with the science of archaeology. In 1954, Moffett was one of two artists selected by the National Academy of Design to paint murals depicting President Dwight D. Eisenhower's life for the Eisenhower Memorial Museum in Abilene, Kansas. Moffett was chosen to portray Eisenhower's civilian life.

In 1960, Moffett became active in the movement to establish the 1400 acres known as the Province Lands as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. After the park was established Moffett wrote and published a history of the first thirty-three years of the Provincetown Art Association in a book titled Art in Narrow Streets, 1964. He continued to serve as a juror for the Provincetown Art Association and was artist-in-residence for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in 1970.

Dorothy Moffett also pursued a successful career in art, and publishers such as Rand McNally used her illustrations for youth magazines and childrens books, such as the classic Green Fairy Book. Her work was exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum, the National Academy, and the Brooklyn Museum, and her Alice in Wonderland series of lithographs was purchased for the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Though best known as a printmaker, Moffett also worked in oil.

Ross Moffett died of cancer on March 13, 1971.
Related Material:
Related resources in the Archives of American Art include a sound recording of a transcribed interview with Ross Moffett by Dorothy Seckler, August 27, 1962; and a sound recording of an untranscribed interview with Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett by Robert F. Brown, September 22, 1972.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D80) including 150 letters relating to art organizations, museums, and government art projects, news clippings, records of the Provincetown Art Association, and the Emergency Committee for the Protection of Province Lands, and miscellaneous publications. Lent materials were returned to Ross Moffett and are now housed at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Ross Moffett initally lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1962. The remainder of the collection was donated in 1974 by his widow, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett (died 1975), via Ross Moffett's biographer, Josephine Del Deo, who turned the papers over in installments. Archaeological material and artifacts received with the papers were donated to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Landscape painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Illustrators  Search this
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Women artists -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art students -- New York N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers, circa 1870-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moffross
See more items in:
Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moffross

Margarita Cano papers

Creator:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Names:
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Date:
1982-1985
Summary:
Margarita Cano's papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1983-1985. The collection primarily concerns the 1983 exhibition The Miami Generation, 9 Cuban-American Artists, an exhibition organized by The Cuban Museum of Art in Culture in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System and for which Cano served as Project Director. Curated by Guilio V. Blanc, the exhibition included work by Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito-Avellana, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Carlos Macia, and Cesar Trasobares. The exhibition traveled to Meridian House International in Washington, DC and later to Philadelphia at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 1985. Found are two files of correspondence, exhibition planning and publicity files, a catalog, checklist, and photocopied news clippings. Most of the documents are photocopies. There is also one folder of slides and photographs of works of art in the exhibition.
Scope and Content Note:
Margarita Cano's papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1983-1985. The collection primarily concerns the 1983 exhibition The Miami Generation, 9 Cuban-American Artists; an exhibition organized by The Cuban Museum of Art in Culture in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System for which Cano served as Project Director. Curated by Guilio V. Blanc, the exhibition included work by Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito-Avellana, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Carlos Macia, and Cesar Trasobares. The exhibition traveled to Meridian House International in Washington, DC and, later, to Philadelphia at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 1985. Found are two files of correspondence, exhibition planning and publicity files, a catalog, checklist, and photocopied news clippings. Most of the documents are photocopies. There is also one folder of slides and photographs of works of art in the exhibition.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series:

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1983-1985 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Born in 1932 in Havana, Cuba, Margarita Cano began her studies at the University of Havana. She left Cuba in 1962 to settle in Miami and later became director of arts for the Miami-Dade County Public Library. The arts programs she initiated focused on the work of African-American and Cuban-American artists and eventually led to the establishment of a permanent collection at the library. An artist herself, Cano's artwork focuses on Cuban scenes painted on wood in a miniature style. In 1983 she served as project director for the exhibition The Miami Generation: Nine Cuban-American Artists (La Generacion de Miami: Nueve Artistas Cubano Americanos), curated by Latin American curator and scholar, Guilio Blanc.
Provenance:
Margarita Cano donated her papers in 1997 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
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:
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Art, Cuban -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
Margarita Cano papers, 1982-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.canomarg
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Margarita Cano papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-canomarg

Elenora S. Chambers papers

Creator:
Chambers, Elenora S. (Elenora Strasel)  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1965-1993
Scope and Contents:
Artist statements and résumé; correspondence with Florida art organizations; a 1965 letter from Bernard Davis, regarding Chambers' one-woman exhibition at the Miami Museum of Art, letters from Enrique Riverson and others; a sketchbook which also contains notes on James Brooks and others, ca. 1970-1992; notes from lectures by Robert Motherwell, Jules Olitski, Hilton Kramer,1993, and others, undated; travel notes, 1966, and misc. notes; a photograph of James Brooks, undated; slides of art works by Chambers, ca. 1976-77; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1964-1993; clippings regarding Chambers and others, ca. 1955-1992; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and sculptor; Miami, Fla.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Elenora S. Chambers.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Women artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.chamelen
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chamelen

Doris Kreindler papers

Creator:
Kreindler, Doris Barsky, 1901-1974  Search this
Names:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1930-1975
Summary:
The papers of painter Doris Kreindler measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1975. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, a lecture, personal business records, exhibition records including guest books and printed material, and photographs of Kreindler and of works of art. Also found is a mixed-media scrapbook concerning her career as a painter and printmaker.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Doris Kreindler measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1975. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, a lecture, personal business records, exhibition records including guest books and printed material, and photographs of Kreindler and of works of art. Also found is a mixed-media scrapbook concerning her career as a painter and printmaker.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Doris Kreindler (1901-1974) was a abstract painter and printmaker active in New York City, New York.

Born Doris Barsky in New Jersey, she studied art at the National Academy of Design and the Pratt Institute, and studied with Hans Hoffman. After marrying trial lawyer Harry E. Kreindler, she lived along Central Park and was known for her abstract renderings of skyscapes and still life paintings.

Kreindler often exhibited her work in one-woman shows at Jacques Seligmann and Co. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, among many others. Kreindler died in 1974 while on vacation in Miami, Florida.
Provenance:
The papers of Doris Kreindler were donated in 1973 to 1985 by the Doris Kreindler estate, via Mrs. Harold Koffman.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Doris Kreindler papers, 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kreidori
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Doris Kreindler papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kreidori

Oral history interview with Demi

Interviewee:
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (video files (21 min.) Video, digital, mp4)
6 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 September 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Demi conducted 2020 September 2, by Josh Franco, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Demi's home in Miami, Florida.
Biographical / Historical:
Demi (1955-) is a painter in Miami, Florida. Demi (who uses only her first name) is a self-taught artist born in Cuba. Her husband is the painter Arturo Rodriguez.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an interview of Demi conducted 1997 November 20, by Juan A. Martínez and the Demi and Arturo Rodríguez papers.
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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.demi20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-demi20
Online Media:

In repose : an exhibition from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, Miami Beach, Florida : presented at the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design : January 26-Mar. 16, 2008 / Lorie Mertes, curator and essayist ; Louisa Luna, Jan Jarboe Russell, essayists

Author:
Mertes, Lorie  Search this
Luna, Louisa  Search this
Russell, Jan Jarboe 1951-  Search this
Moore College of Art and Design  Search this
Subject:
Scholl, Debra (Debra Sue) Art collections  Search this
Scholl, Dennis Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : col. ill. ; 41 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
[2008]
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
N8354 .I3 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_937375

No man's land : women artists from the Rubell Family Collection / editor, Juan Roselione-Valadez ; writers, Tami-Katz Freiman, Anna Stothart

Title:
Women artists from the Rubell Family Collection
Editor:
Roselione-Valadez, Juan  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Katz-Freiman, Tami  Search this
Stothart, Anna  Search this
Host institution:
Rubell Family Collection  Search this
Contemporary Arts Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Rubell Family Collection  Search this
Contemporary Arts Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
270 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Florida
Miami
Date:
2015
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097491

El arte de Charo Oquet : explicación del tiempo por medio del color = The art of Charo Oquet : teaching people time through color

Title:
Art of Charo Oquet
Author:
Thompson, Robert Farris  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Oquet, Charo  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Florida
Miami
Date:
1999
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
N7 .A882
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_689758

Professional women artists of Florida : July 22-August 15, 1976 : an exhibition organized by the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami in conjunction with the Hemispheric Conference for Women '76

Author:
Thompson, Paul E  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
Hemispheric Conference for Women '76  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Florida
Date:
1976
1976]
20th century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8354 .P96
N8354.P96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138956

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