A Finding Aid to the Marianna Pineda Papers, 1947-1998, in the Archives of American Art

Collection ID:
Pineda, Marianna, 1925-1996
Physical Description:
3.7 Linear feet
The papers of sculptor and educator Marianna Pineda (1925-1996) date from 1943-1998 and measure 3.7 linear feet. The collection documents Pineda's career through biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and some audiovisual material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
regarding her lecture "Rodin's Portrayal of Women." Personal business records consist of sales records, gallery files, grant and fellowship applications, records of artwork gifted, and some invoices and receipts. Printed material includes exhibition material such as invitations, catalogs, clippings, and postcards; news clippings written about Pineda and her artwork; an article written by Pineda; and some material related to other artists. Photographs depict Pineda, Harold Tovish, and other family members; artwork; Pineda's solo exhibition in 1970; and scenes from inside Pineda's studio.

The collection is arranged as 6 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-1998 (Box 1; .7 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1947-1996 (Box 1-2; 12 folders)
  • Series 3: Project Files, 1971-1996 (Box 2-3; 1.3 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1951-1996 (Box 3; .5 linear feet)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1947-1996 (Box 3-4; .5 linear feet)
  • Series 6: Photographs, circa 1947-1996 (Box 5, OV 6; .3 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marianna Pineda (1925-1996) was a sculptor and educator from Boston, Massachusetts. Pineda studied at Cranbrook Academy with Carl Milles, Bennington College with Simon Moselsio, University of California, Berkley, with Raymond Puccinelli, Columbia University with Oronzio Maldarelli, and in Paris with Ossip Zadkine. She met her future husband while studying at Columbia, fellow sculptor Harold Tovish. Pineda exhibited her work in group exhibitions held at Brooklyn Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania, and had solo shows at the Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and Swetzoff Gallery, Boston. Her public commissions include a 6-foot bronze sculpture, The Spirit of Lili'oukalani, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pineda's sculptures are found in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library, Walker Art Center, Fogg Art Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, and others. Pineda was an instructor at Newton College of the Sacred Heart and Boston College, and was an adjunct professor of sculpture at Boston University.

Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2020.
Christopher DeMairo
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Marianna Pineda in 1989, and after her death by her widower, Harold Tovish, in 1997 and 1998.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Marianna Pineda papers, 1947-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Marianna Pineda done by Robert Brown, May 26 and June 14, 1977.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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