A Finding Aid to the Antonio Sotomayor Papers, circa 1920-1988, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sotoanto
Creators:
Sotomayor, Antonio, 1904-
Dates:
circa 1920-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
Repository:
The collection documents the career of painter and illustrator, Antonio Sotomayor, his interest in Latin American art and artists, and his association with the San Francisco arts community. Materials found in the collection include letters, writings, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material and photographs.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists primarily of correspondence, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs documenting Sotomayor's career, his interest in Latin American art and artists, and his association with the San Francisco arts community.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as six series:
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1931-1988, undated (box 1, 21 folders)
  • Series 2: Writings, 1932-1946, undated (box 1, 11 folders)
  • Series 3: Artwork, 1935, undated (box 1, 23 folders)
  • Series 4: Printed Material, 1935-1987 (boxes 1-2, 12 folders)
  • Series 5: Photographs, circa 1920-1984, undated (box 2, 13 folders)
  • Series 6: Oversized Material, 1941, 1958, undated (2 OV folders)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Antonio Sotomayor was born in Bolvia and came to San Francisco in 1923. He was educated at the Escuela de Belleas Arts in La Paz and the Hopkins Institute of Art in San Francisco. Primarily known for his murals and paintings, Sotomayor was also an illustrator, caricaturist, designer, ceramicist, and educator. Over the course of his career his work was exhibited in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and South America and he became known as the popular "artist laureate" of San Francisco where he lived with his wife, Grace. He died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 82.

Administration
Alternative Forms Available
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4792-4793 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Kim Wheeler in 1993.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Provenance
The Antonio Sotomayor papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Grace Sotomayor in 1998.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Antonio Sotomayor papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Antonio Sotomayor papers, circa 1920-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Works of art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caricatures and cartoons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoonists -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Little, Philip, 1857-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morley, Grace, 1900-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Long, Emilie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franco, Johan, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farr, Fred, 1914-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gerstle, William Lewis, 1868-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fried, Alexander, 1902-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reed, Alma M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig, 1892-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Elmer E. (Elmer Edwin), b. 1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pan American Union Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sotomayor, Grace Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang, 1908-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salinger, Jehanne Bietry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salinger, Pierre Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sauer, Carl Ortwin, 1889- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delphic Studios Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Entenza, John, 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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