A Finding Aid to the Juan Sánchez Papers, circa 1972-2010, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sancjuan
Creators:
Sánchez, Juan, 1954-
Dates:
circa 1972-2010
Languages:
Multiple languages
The collection is in English and Spanish.
Physical Description:
5.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of printmaker, muralist, painter and teacher Juan Sánchez measure 5.4 linear feet and date from circa 1972 to 2010. The collection documents Sánchez's career through professional files that include three video recordings for a project, one video recording of an interview for the University of Colorado, correspondence, proposals, and a file regarding Sánchez's Louis Armstrong mural. Also found are printed materials, such as exhibition announcements and catalogs, invitations, magazines and journals, and posters relating to Sánchez and other artists; and artwork that includes prints and mock-ups for various projects.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of printmaker, muralist, painter and teacher Juan Sánchez measure 5.4 linear feet and date from circa 1972 to 2010. The collection documents Sánchez's career through professional files that include three video recordings for a project, one video recording of an interview for the University of Colorado, correspondence, proposals, and a file regarding Sánchez's Louis Armstrong mural. Also found are printed materials, such as exhibition announcements and catalogs, invitations, magazines and journals, and posters relating to Sánchez and other artists; and artwork that includes prints and mock-ups for various projects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as three series.
  • Series 1: Professional Files, circa 1974-2010 (Box 1, OV 10; 0.5 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Printed Materials, circa 1972-2009 (Boxes 1-5, OVs 7, 10; 4.0 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Artwork, 1986-2007 (Boxes 4-6, OVs 8-9; 0.9 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Juan Sánchez (1954- ) is a printmaker, muralist, painter, and teacher in Brooklyn, New York. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 1977 and a Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University in 1980. He has been the recipient of several awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship. He is known to be one of the most influential Nuyorican artists. His artwork often deals with themes of Puerto Rican identity and culture. Sánchez teaches at Hunter College in New York.

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 2017 by Juan Sánchez.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Juan Sánchez papers, circa 1972-2010. 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hispanic American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers--New York (State)--New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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