A Finding Aid to the María Luisa Pacheco Papers, 1951-circa 1979, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pachmari
Creators:
Pacheco, María Luisa, 1918-1982
Dates:
1951-circa 1979
Languages:
Multiple languages
The collection is in English and Spanish.
Physical Description:
0.5 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of painter María Luisa Pacheco measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1951 to circa 1979. The collection is comprised of exhibition announcements and catalogs; greeting cards including one card designed by Pacheco; newsletters; photographs and transparencies of Pacheco, an exhibition catalog, and works of art; and Pacheco's student card from La Escuela Central de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrid.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter María Luisa Pacheco measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1951 to circa 1979. The collection is comprised of exhibition announcements and catalogs; greeting cards including one card designed by Pacheco; newsletters; photographs and transparencies of Pacheco, an exhibition catalog, and works of art; and Pacheco's student card from La Escuela Central de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrid.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: María Luisa Pacheco papers, 1951-circa 1979 (Box 1, OV 2; 0.5 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
María Luisa Pacheco (1918-1982) was a painter in New York, N.Y. She was born in La Paz, Bolivia and studied at the Academia de Bellas Artes in La Paz where she later taught. She also studied with Velasquez Diaz. In La Paz she worked as an illustrator and editor for the newspaper La Razón. In 1951 Pacheco was allowed to attend La Escuela Central de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain as a graduate student and instructor. She moved to New York in 1956 as a Guggenheim Fellowship Award recipient. She also worked as a textile designer and as an illustrator at Life magazine.
Pacheco painted archaeological and mountain shapes translating them into semi-abstract forms. Her preferred media was wood, sand, acrylic, oil, and collage. She has been called a pioneer in the development of Bolivian contemporary art. Pacheco lived in New York until her death in 1982.

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 papers were donated in 1982 by Maria Eugenia Ascarrunz, daughter of María Luisa Pacheco.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
María Luisa Pacheco papers, 1951-circa 1979. 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.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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