Joaquin Torres-Garcia papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.torrjoaq
Creators:
Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
Dates:
1921-1974
Languages:
Multiple languages
Letters and most printed items are in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English.
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 2 partial reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Twenty-eight letters from Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, Julio Gonzalez, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Jean Xceron, Theo Van Doesburg, Michel Seuphor, and M. Eva Luukievicz, 1921-1943; an essay "Le Planisme de Torres-Garcia" by Van Doesburg, 1929; photographs of Torres-Garcia's work; clippings, 1929-1971; 7 exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1921-1974; 5 books written and illustrated by Torres-Garcia, 1930-1938, including CE QUE JE SAIS, ET CE QUE JE FAIS PAR MOI-MEME, 1930, RAISON ET NATURE, 1932, LA TRADICION DEL HOMBRE ABSTRACTO, 1938, and METAFISICA DE LA PREHISTORIA INDOAMERICANA; and a booklet TORRES-GARCIA, 1934, by Roberto J. Payro and Guillermo de Torre.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Uraguay and New York, N.Y. Was a proponent of the Latin American Constructivist movement. His son Horacio Torres was also an artist.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4706-4707 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
All letters and several clippings are photocopies.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Copies of letters donated by Cecilia Torres, Torres-Garcia's daughter-in-law in 1977. Originals owned by the Getty Research Institute, History of Art and the Humanities.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Latin American -- Uruguay Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Uruguayan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Uruguay Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miró, Joan, 1893- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Summerfield, Anne, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doesburg, Theo van, 1883-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
González, Julio, 1876-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Luukevicz, M. Eva Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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