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A Finding Aid to the Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995

Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995

Blanc, Giulio V., 1955-1995

Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 11.0 linear ft. (on 11 microfilm reels)

Summary: Papers compiled by Blanc concerning Cuban, Cuban-American, and Latin American art and artists dating from 1920 to 1995.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Miami, Fla.; b. 1955; d. 1995. Specialized in Cuban and Latin American art. Blanc was born in Havana and came to the United States in 1960. He was educated at Harvard College, the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and the City University of New York. Blanc was a prolific writer of articles and catalog essays, a leading authority on Cuban art, and a significant link between Cuban and Cuban-American artists and American galleries and museums. He organized significant exhibitions including "The Miami Generation" (1983) and "Amelia Pelaez: A Retrospective" (1988) for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami, and co-curated "Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries" (1991) at the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York. He also served on the editorial board for the magazine "ArtNexus".

Provenance

Donated 1998 by Margherita Blanc, sister of Giulio V. Blanc.