Fernando Puma papers, 1932-1970

Puma, Fernando, b. 1915 d. 1955
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 185 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters from Puma to his mother and family; letters from William Carlos Williams, Alfred Stieglitz, Julian Huxley, George Grosz, and others; letters from Sheldon Cheney to Puma's mother following Puma's death regarding exhibitions of his work and sales of his work. Also included are numerous articles on Puma, one by Cheney and by Williams; photographs of his work; clippings; and catalogs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico of Spanish and Indian ancestry. Moved to New York where he developed a personal theory of art called texturism which gave substance to both color and surface form through building up of colors.

The lender, Mrs. Ruth Friedman, is Puma's mother.

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