Hernán García papers, 1981-1996

A Finding Aid to the Hern�n Garc�a Papers, 1981-1996, in the Archives of American Art, by Rosa M. Fern�ndez

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Biographical Information

Born in 1935 in Havana, Garc�a graduated from the Escuela de Publicidad de la Habana as a graphic designer. The artist was exiled in Spain and Puerto Rico where he studied illustration and painting before settling in Miami, Florida.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists primarily of letters concerning both personal and professional affairs. Correspondents include Anthony A. Ardavin, Agust�n Eschevarria, Antonia Eiriz, Guido Llin�s, Adolfo V. Nodal, and others. A number of letters concern biennials and upcoming exhibitions. Of special interest is a 1995 letter sent to Garc�a from the creators of the Memoria project, funded by The Getty, to document the work of Cuban artists living in the United States. Also found is one letter by Hern�n Garc�a to the Kreisler Art Gallery in Madrid regarding his artwork. This small collection also contains scattered exhibition announcements and catalogs, including ones for the exhibitions Obra Puertorrique�a de Artistas Cubanos and Artistes Cubains en Am�rique du Nord. Clippings, a r�sum�, and one black and white photograph of Hern�n Garc�a are also found.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into four series.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • Ardavin, Anthony A.
  • Eiriz Vazquez, Antonia T., 1931-1995
  • Eschevarria, Agust�n
  • Llin�s, Guido
  • Mart�nez, Martha, 1920-
  • Nodal, Adolfo V., 1950-
  • Artists--Cuba--Havana
  • Cuban American art
  • Cuban American artists
  • Expatriate artists--Florida--Miami
  • Photographs


Hern�n Garc�a donated his papers in 1997 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

How the Collection was Processed

Processing of the Hern�n Garc�a papers was completed by Rosa M. Fern�ndez in December, 1998. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the Archives 1996 "Latino Art Documentation Project" in South Florida with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.

How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Hern�n Garc�a papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Hern�n Garc�a papers, 1981-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, undated
(Box 1, 1 folder)

Box Folder
1 1 R�sum�, undated

Series 2: Letters, 1987-1996
(Box 1, 10 folders)

Box Folder
1 2-11 Letters, 1987-1996

Series 3: Printed Materials, 1981-1996, undated
(Box 1, 2 folders)

Box Folder
1 12-15 Printed Material, 1981-1996

Series 4: Photograph, undated
(Box 1, 1 folder)

Box Folder
1 16 Photograph, undated