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Enrique Riverón letters to Mario Carreño, 1981-1990

Enrique Riverón letters to Mario Carreño, 1981-1990

Riverón, Enrique, 1902-1998

Cartoonist, Sculptor, Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 34 items.

Summary: Riveron's letters to his friend and fellow Cuban artist Mario Carreño are chatty and informal. He writes about his wife Noella, various exhibitions, mutual friends, memories of their days in Cuba, health issues, politics, the weather, pricing paintings, his collages, his longings for Paris and New York, and holidays.

Biographical/Historical Note

Riveron, a painter, sculptor, cartoonist, illustrator from Miami, Fla. was born 1902 in Cuba. Carreño, also a painter, was born in Havana, Cuba, 1913, and later moved to Santiago, Chile.


Lent for microfilming 1997 by Ido Gonzalez de Carreño, the wife of Mario Carreño.

Related Materials

All letters are in Spanish.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 5142 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Enrique Riverón letters to Mario Carreño, 1981-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.