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Emilio Sanchez papers, 1922-2012

Emilio Sanchez papers, 1922-2012

Sanchez, Emilio, 1921-1999

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 5.0 linear feet

Addition 11.1 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) was a painter from New York, N.Y.


Donated 1975-1980 by Emilio Sanchez and in 2012 by Emilio Sanchez via Erick J. Stapper, Emilio Sanchez Foundation.

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Scope and Contents

The Emilio Sanchez papers comprise 5 linear feet of material dating from 1922 to 1980 and an additional 11.1 linear feet dating from 1949-2012. The papers contain biographical information, correspondence, photographs, artwork, subject files, printed material, scrapbooks, and records from the Emilio Sanchez Foundation.

Biographical information about Sanchez; letters from galleries and museums recording business transactions; letters from friends; photographs of his artwork and places he visited for inspiration; personal photographs; sketches; exhibition catalogs, announcements, and reviews; clippings; and calendars.

A large number of sketchbooks and sketches provide rich documentation of Sanchez's artistic development and his working methods, particularly from the 1950s to the 1970s. Many of the sketches have detailed notations about aspects of an image that Sanchez wanted to recall and capture in his work. Photographs also provide insight into the architecture and landscapes that provided sources of inspiration for Sanchez.

ADDITION: Biographical material includes address books, birth certificates, naturalization documents, and family-related documents. Correspondence is personal and professional and is with family, friends and museums. Writings are personal and include a log book and a typed transcription (possibly incomplete). Photographs are of Sanchez, his family, works of art, and source subjects for works of art, as well as CD-Roms of works of art. Some photographs assembled by Hugh Harrison, long-time friend of the Sanchez. Works of art include 10 sketchbooks and loose sketches. Also included are a drawing and 4 prints by Estrella Fonts, Sanchez's mother. Subject files include a print register, appraisals, mailing lists, and consignments. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and clippings. Also included are 3 scrapbooks, 2000-2012, that chronicle the history of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation's activities, including press releases, photographs, and exhibition-related material and hard drives of the foundation's databases in Filemaker format.

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