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David Alfaro Siqueiros papers, 1920-1991 (bulk 1930-1936)

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Finding aid for the David Alfaro Siqueiros papers, 1921-1991, bulk 1930-1936

Title: David Alfaro Siqueiros papers
Dates: 1920-1991 (bulk 1930-1936)
Number: 960094
Creator/Collector: Siqueiros, David Alfaro
Extent: 2.11 linear feet (6 boxes)
Abstract: A leading member of the Mexican muralist movement and a technical innovator of fresco and wall painting. The collection consists almost entirely of manuscripts, some in many drafts, others fragmentary, the bulk of which date from the mid-1930s, when Siqueiros traveled to Los Angeles, New York, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo, returning intermittently to Mexico City. A significant portion of the papers concerns Siqueiros's public disputes with Diego Rivera; there are manifestos against Rivera, eye-witness accounts of their public debate, and newspaper coverage of the controversy. There is also material regarding the murals América Tropical, Mexico Actual and Ejercicio Plastico, including one drawing and a few photographs. The Experimental Workshop in New York City is also documented.
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Language: Collection material is in Spanish; Castilian and English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Annette Leddy


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