Carlos and Rhoda LeBlanc Lopez papers, 1932-1973

Lopez, Carlos, b. 1908 d. 1953
Painter, Educator, Ceramicist
Active in San Diego, Calif.; Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lopez, Rhoda LaBlanc, b. 1912 d. 1993
Sculptor, Ceramicist
Active in San Diego,Calif.; Ann Arbor,Mich.

Collection size: 392 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; journal; sketchbook and sketches; photographs; and printed material.

Carlos Lopez material includes: a biographical typescript; an illustrated journal recording Carlos Lopez's army experiences and travels along the Gold Coast of Africa in 1943; an undated sketchbook of drawings; 44 undated sketches, some done as studies for his ceramics; 94 photographs of Carlos Lopez, his family, his travels, and his works of art; exhibition catalogs; and printed material including articles, clippings, press releases, and miscellany.

Rhoda Lopez material includes: four letters; biographical data from the 1973 exhibition catalog "California in Clay"; 16 photographs of Rhoda Lopez, her ceramics, and her works of art, including an undated photograph by George Lyons of her sculpture, "Figure of Christ," done for the Clairmont Lutheran Church in San Diego, California; and printed matter including publications, articles, and clippings, a few discussing her work as a medical illustrator in 1955.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ceramists, and Rhoda is also a sculptor; San Diego, Calif. and Michigan. Carlos was born in Havana, Cuba.

Lent for microfilming 1979 by Rhoda Lopez.

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