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Gustavo Acosta papers, circa 1958-2017

Acosta, Gustavo, 1958-


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot; 0.057 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of Cuban American painter Gustavo Acosta measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1958 to 2017. Biographical material including artist statements and interviews are included, as well as documentation from Acosta's education and art production in Cuba. Correspondence is mostly professional in nature and spans from 1987 to 2012, in both Spanish and English. The professional files series includes exhibition documentation and proposals, as well as artwork inventories and a lecture including a digital slide presentation. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs as well as press clippings. Photographs include images of the artist and artwork among other subjects. The artwork series includes various drawings and sketchbooks, in addition to art source materials including numerous photographs, many with notation and traces of drawing or paint.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gustavo Acosta (1958- ) is a Cuban American painter in Miami, Florida. Acosta was born in Havana, Cuba in 1958. He relocated to the United States in 1993, and settled in Miami in 1994. Acosta attended art school at both the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" and the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), both in Havana. A predominant feature of Acosta's paintings is the presence of the urban architectural landscape. He has had numerous exhibtiions including a touring retrospective which began at the Caixa Cultural de Rio de Janeiro and ended at the Caixa Cultural in Sao Paulo. His artwork is featured in museums and private collections including the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba; Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA. Miami, Florida; Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida; Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nassau County Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama.


The papers were donated by Gustavo Acosta to the Archives of American Art in 2018.

Language Note

English .