A Finding Aid to the Jorge Tacla Papers, 1966-2019, bulk 1980-2009, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tacljorg
Creators:
Tacla, Jorge, 1958-
Dates:
1966-2019
bulk 1980-2009
Languages:
Multiple languages
The collection is in English and Spanish.
Physical Description:
5.05 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter Jorge Tacla measure 5.05 linear feet and date from 1966-2019. Included are biographical material; letters from friends and other artists; project and exhibition files; photographs consisting of snaphots of Tacla, friends, and paintings; eleven illustrated journals; and printed material. The papers document Tacla's creative process and his relationships with other artists.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter Jorge Tacla measure 5.05 linear feet and date from 1966-2019. Included are biographical material; letters from friends and other artists; project and exhibition files; photographs consisting of snaphots of Tacla, friends, and paintings; eleven illustrated journals; and printed material. The papers document Tacla's creative process and his relationships with other artists.
This collection documents source material for Tacla's paintings, the creative process through which he makes paintings, his career as an artist working in New York and Chile, and his friendships with other artists. Materials include immigration papers; resumes; an artist bio; an oral history interview transcript; personal and professional correspondence; draft essays; sketches; drawings; sketchbooks; exhibition announcements, catalogs, posters, checklists, and press packets; clippings related to major world events and reviews of Tacla's work; and photographs of Tacla with other artists and colleagues, friends and family, installations, his studios in New York and Chile, and his work.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 7 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1980-circa 1992 (0.2 linear feet, Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1981-2013 (0.7 linear feet, Box 1, 7)
  • Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1991-2009 (0.1 linear feet, Box 1)
  • Series 4: Legal Records, 1996 (0.3 linear feet, Box 1-2)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1980-2019 (2.3 linear feet, Box 2-3, 7-10)
  • Series 6: Artwork, 1986-2019 (0.9 linear feet, Box 3, 5-6, 10)
  • Series 7: Photographic Material, 1981-2018 (0.55 linear feet, Box 3-4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jorge Tacla (1958-) is a Chilean born painter who lives in and primarily works in New York, New York.
Tacla attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Chile and moved to New York in 1981. Throughout his career, Tacla has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1988. His paintings often present half-imaginary landscapes, such as a disintegrating urban site or a pristine desert. Tacla's work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Jennifer E. Neal and Lewis Tio in 2020.
Author
Jennifer E. Neal
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2019 by Jorge Tacla.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Preferred Citation
Jorge Tacla papers, 1966-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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