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Eduardo Carrillo papers, circa 1953-1999, bulk 1975-1997

Carrillo, Eduardo, 1937-1997

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 3.8 linear feet

1.75 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of painter, printmaker, and educator Eduardo Carrillo measure 3.8 linear feet and date from circa 1953-1999, with the bulk from 1975-1997. The collection is comprised primarily of artwork and teaching materials, along with some biographical material. Biographical material includes birth and marriage certificates, writings by Carrillo and others, a portrait photograph, documentation of properties and building projects in Mexico, and some miscellaneous correspondence. Also included are obituary and memorial materials including a digital video recording documentary about Carrillo. Professional files include documentation of courses taught by Carrillo on Mexican art history, as well as educational exhibitions and films he produced, and studio documentation. Subject files on various topics in Mesoamerican Art support Carrillo's teaching of Mexican Art History. Printed materials include invitations catalogs and posters for exhibitions of Carrillo's work as well as his extended community of artist friends. The Artwork series includes early career and student artwork by Carrillo, along with original posters and a printing plate by Carlos Cortez, and artwork by friends and students.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eduardo Carrillo (1937-1997) was a painter, muralist, printmaker, and professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Carrillo was a key member of the Chicano art movement in the 1960s and 1970s.


The papers were donated 2018 by Eduardo Carrillo estate via Alison Carrillo, executor and widow of Eduardo Carrillo.