A Finding Aid to the Ramón Carulla Papers, 1971-1996, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.caruramo
Creators:
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-
Dates:
1971-1996
Languages:
Multiple languages
The records are in English and Spanish.
English; Spanish
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear feet
Repository:
The Ramón Carulla papers contain letters, photographs, printed material, an interview, sketchbooks, and artwork documenting the career of Cuban American painter Ramón Carulla.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
This collection dates from 1971-1996, comprises 0.3 linear feet, and provides scattered documentation of the career of Cuban American painter Ramón Carulla. The collection contains letters to Carulla from artists and others; writings by others for and about Carulla; the transcript of an interview with Carulla; photographs of Carulla, friends, and his artwork; two sketchbooks; a painting; and printed matter including exhibition announcements and catalogs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into five series:
  • Series 1: Letters and Biographical Material, 1971-1996 (box 1, 3 folders)
  • Series 2: Writings About Carulla and Interview, 1986-1995, undated (box 1, 3 folders)
  • Series 3: Printed Material, 1982-1994, undated (box 1, 2 folders)
  • Series 4: Photographs, 1980-1989, undated (box 1, 4 folders)
  • Series 5: Artwork, 1986-1994 (boxes 1-2, 3 items)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Ramón Carulla was born in Havana, Cuba in 1938. In 1946 he moved to Miami with his father to attend public school, returning to Havana in 1953 to complete his schooling. In 1963 he began painting and had his first one-man show in 1967 at the Bacardi Gallery in Miami, where he had settled two years earlier. Although his work was initially abstract Carulla had moved towards figurative art by the late 1970s.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Rosa Fernández in 1998.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Provenance
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Ramón Carulla in 1997.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Ramón Carulla papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Ramón Carulla papers, 1971-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuban American art -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art, Cuban -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blanc, Giulio V. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuevas, José Luis, 1934- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cubiles, Miguel -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valerio, Andres -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cubiles, Miguel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Luís, Fernando Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kundsen, Karen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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