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Hernán García papers, 1981-1996

Hernán García papers, 1981-1996

García, Hernán, 1935-

Painter, Graphic designer, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: Includes a résumé; letters, mainly concerning upcoming exhibitions and biennials, from Anthony A. Ardavin, Agustín Eschevarria, Antonia Eiriz, Guido Llinás, and Adolfo V. Nodal; exhibition announcements and catalogs for the exhibitions "Obra Puertorriquena de Artistas Cubanos" and "Artistes Cubains en Amerique du Nord"; written objectives for the "Memoria" project which documents the work of Cuban artists living in the U.S.; newspaper clippings; and a photograph of García.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator; graphic designer; Miami, Fla.; b. 1935, Havana, Cuba. Garcia graduated from the Escuela de Publicidad de la Habana.


Donated in 1997 by Hernán García.

A Finding Aid to the Hernán García Papers,
, in the Archives of American Art
Finding aid prepared by Rosa M. Fernández
Biographical Note
Born in 1935 in Havana, García graduated from the Escuela de Publicidad de la Habana as a graphic designer. The artist was exiled in Spain and Puerto Rico where he studied illustration and painting before settling in Miami, Florida.
The collection is arranged into four series.
Series 1: Biographical Material, undated (Box 1, 1 folder)
Series 2: Letters, 1987-1996 (Box 1, 10 folders)
Series 3: Printed Materials, 1981-1996, undated (Box 1, 2 folders)
Series 4: Photograph, undated (Box 1, 1 folder)
Scope and Content Note
This small collection consists primarily of letters concerning both personal and professional affairs. Correspondents include Anthony A. Ardavin, Agustín Eschevarria, Antonia Eiriz, Guido Llinás, Adolfo V. Nodal, and others. A number of letters concern biennials and upcoming exhibitions. Of special interest is a 1995 letter sent to García from the creators of the Memoria project, funded by The Getty, to document the work of Cuban artists living in the United States. Also found is one letter by Hernán García to the Kreisler Art Gallery in Madrid regarding his artwork. This small collection also contains scattered exhibition announcements and catalogs, including ones for the exhibitions Obra Puertorriqueña de Artistas Cubanos and Artistes Cubains en Amérique du Nord. Clippings, a résumé, and one black and white photograph of Hernán García are also found.
Donated in 1997 by Hernán García.
Processing Information
Processing of the Hernán García papers was completed by Rosa M. Fernández in December, 1998. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the Archives 1996 "Latino Art Documentation Project" in South Florida with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Hernán García papers, 1981-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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