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Humberto Dionisio papers, 1919-1990

Dionisio, Humberto, 1950-1987


Collection Information

Size: 2.7 linear ft.

Summary: Papers of Cuban-born Miami artist Humberto Dionisio mainly document his family and events in Cuba, primarily through letters and family memorabilia received from his mother, Zaida Ortega Dominquez. Papers relating specifically to his work as an artist are represented to a lesser degree.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; b. 1950, in Cuba; d. 1987, Miami, Fla. Arrived in Miami, Florida via the Mariel boat lift in 1980. Dionisio completed his studies as a Graphic Designer in Cuba at the Consejo Nacional de Cultura in 1975 and achieved success in Miami as a painter in the mid to late eighties.


Donated 1996 by Jim Kitchens, a friend of Dionisio.

Language Note

Portions of the papers are in Spanish.