A Finding Aid to the Ramón Guerrero Papers and Photographs, 1978-1993, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.guerramo
Creators:
Guerrero, Ramon, 1946-1993
Dates:
1978-1993
Languages:
Multiple languages
The collection is in English and Spanish.
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers and photographs of photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists and several photographs relating to the Cuba-USA: The Next Generation exhibition in Chicago.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers and photographs of photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists. Also included are several photographs relating to the Cuba-USA: The Next Generation exhibition in Chicago, including one group photo and individual portraits of several of the participating artists.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as five series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1989-1993 (Box 1; 2 folders)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1978-1993 (Box 1; 6 folders)
  • Series 3: Artist Files, 1982-1993 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Printed Materials, 1992-1993 (Box 1; 3 folders)
  • Series 5: Photographs, circa 1982-1992 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ramón Guerrero (1946-1993) was a photographer in Miami, Florida. Guerrero was born in Camaguey, Cuba and came to the United States in 1962. After a brief stint in New York where he worked as a photographer's assistant at Mayo Studios, he returned to Miami in 1976 and opened his own studio. He is known for his series of still lifes and nudes that explore themes of life, death, time, and religion, as well as portraits of notable Cuban American artists.
Guerrero was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Advertising Club of New York's Andy Award, and a Cintas Fellowship in 1990. He participated in the exhibitions Cuba-USA: The First Generation, Islands in the Stream: Seven Cuban American Artists, and Myths and Realities. Guerrero died in Miami in 1993.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2018.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs were donated in 1997 by Maria Guerrero, widow of Ramón Guerrero.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs, 1978-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, which she may own in the following material: self-portrait and portrait photographs.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Cuban American art -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hispanic American artists--Florida--Miami--Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cuba-USA : the next generation (1991 :Chicago, Ill.) Corporate 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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