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Carlos A. Macía papers, 1972-1996

Carlos A. Macía papers, 1972-1996

Macia, Carlos A., 1951-1994



Collection Information

Size: 1.8 linear ft.

Summary: Letters, artwork, slides, photographs, financial records, and printed material.

Letters, 1973-1995, are primarily from the Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, regarding sales and exhibitions of Macía's work. Other letters relate to Macía's application and acceptance of a Cintas Foundation Fellowship, letters from Richard Arregui of Arregui-Hsia Fine Art, cards of condolence sent to Macía's mother upon her son's death, and letters to his mother regarding her donation of one of Macía's works to the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Artwork, 1978-1981 and undated, consists of 40 completed and partially complete drawings and paintings in pencil and pen, pastel, and oil. Most of the artwork is on both sides of the paper or cardboard. Also found in this series are b&w photographs taken by Macía, mostly still-lifes.

The remainder includes scattered sale records and consignment receipts; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; two scrapbooks, one containing a small number of color photographs of Macía's artwork and one with newspaper and magazine clippings; and ca. 100 color slides of Macia, his work, and photographic studies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Havana, Cuba, and Miami, Fla. b. 1951 Macía was born in Havana, Cuba. He lived in Miami, Fla. and Barcelona, Spain.


Donated 1997 by Celinda Macía, Macía's mother.

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How to Cite This Collection

Carlos A. Macía papers, 1972-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.