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Baruj Salinas papers, 1971-1996

Baruj Salinas papers, 1971-1996

Salinas, Baruj, 1938-


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft.

Summary: Collection includes primarily letters, but also including diary entries (1982), photographs, scattered business and financial records, printed material, and miscellany.

Letters concern exhibitions and other art related topics, and personal matters. Correspondents include: Ramón Alejandro, Mario Algaze, Octavio Armand, Ramón Carulla, Miguel Cubiles, Roberto Estopíñan, Joaquín Ferrer, Camilo Franqui, Gustavo Godoy, Elizabeth and Peter Kohler, Alfredo Lozano, Robert McBride, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Gisele Linder, Enrique Riverón, Guillermo Roel, Belgica Rodriguez, Henry Samelson, Rosa Salinas (sister), Isaac Salinas (brother), David Serur, Rafael Soriano, Gail Toonkel, José Angel Valente, Bettie Ward, and others.

Photographs are of art work by Salinas; and of Salinas with Alexander Calder, Miguel Cubiles, José Luis Cuevas, Marilyn Fonts, Carlos Franqui, Osvaldo Gutierrez, Alfredo Lozano, Joan Miró, Rufino Tamayo, Juan Vidal and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Miami, Fla. and Barcelona, Spain. b. 1938.


Donated 1997 by Baruj Salinas.

A Finding Aid to the Baruj Salinas Papers,
, in the Archives of American Art
Biographical Note
Born in Havana, painter Baruj Salinas' (b. 1938) career began in the field of architecture. He graduated from the University of Ohio with an architectural degree and left Cuba permanently in 1959. Salinas settled in Miami and later moved to Barcelona where he studied alongside artists Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies.
The collection is arranged as six series.
Series 1: Diary Entries, 1982 (box 1; 1 folder)
Series 2: Letters Received, 1979-1996, undated (box 1; 21 folders)
Series 3: Financial Papers, 1993-1994 (box 1; 1 folder)
Series 4: Printed Material, 1976-1992, undated (box 1; 2 folders)
Series 5: Photographs, 1971-1992, undated (box 1; 3 folders)
Series 6: Miscellany, 1992 (box 1; 1 folder)
Donated 1997 by Baruj Salinas.
Processing Information
The collection was processed in 1997 by Rosa M. Fernández and the finding aid completed in 2001. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the 1996 "Latino Art Documentation Project" in South Florida with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Baruj Salinas papers, 1971-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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