Archives of American Art

Fernando Puma papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pumafern2
Creators:
Puma, Fernando, 1915-
Dates:
1932-1970
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
185 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from Puma to his mother and family; letters from William Carlos Williams, Alfred Stieglitz, Julian Huxley, George Grosz, and others; letters from Sheldon Cheney to Puma's mother following Puma's death regarding exhibitions of his work and sales of his work. Also included are numerous articles on Puma, one by Cheney and by Williams; photographs of his work; clippings; and catalogs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico of Spanish and Indian ancestry. Moved to New York where he developed a personal theory of art called texturism which gave substance to both color and surface form through building up of colors.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 31 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lender, Ruth Friedman, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lender, Mrs. Ruth Friedman, is Puma's mother.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grosz, George, 1893-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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