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A Finding Aid to the Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s

Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s

Riverón, Enrique, 1902-1998

Cartoonist, Sculptor, Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 3.3 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, writings and diary entries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs documenting Riveron's career as an illustrator, cartoonist, painter and sculptor in the United States, Cuba, and to a lesser degree, his teaching career at Wichita University, Kan.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, cartoonist, illustrator; Miami, Fla.; b. 1902 in Cienfuegos, Cuba; d. 1998. Riverón traveled and studied under scholarship in his early twenties to France, Italy, Belgium, and Spain. He attended the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid and had a one man show in Paris as well as several in Havana and New York. For a number of years he was a cartoonist for Havana newspapers as well as for magazines such as the New Yorker, Life, and Cine Mundial which was published in New York and widely circulated in Latin America. He worked for a time in Hollywood for Disney. After 1940 he focused on painting and sculpture, and moved to Miami as an exile in 1964.

Provenance

Donated 1996 by Patricia Riverón Lee, daughter of Riverón.