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Humberto Dionisio papers, 1919-1990

Dionisio, Humberto, 1950-1987


Collection Information

Size: 2.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Cuban born American painter Humberto Dionisio measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1919 to 1990. The collection primarily documents Dionisio's relationships with his family, particularly his mother, through letters, photographs, financial records, printed material, and family memorabilia collected by Dionisio himself and by his mother, Zaida Ortega Dominguez.

Biographical/Historical Note

Humberto Dionisio was born in Cuba in 1950. During the 1970s he became a noted poster artist and completed his studies in Graphic Design at the Consejo Nacional de Cultura in Cuba in 1975. He arrived in Miami, Florida, via the Mariel boat lift in 1980, and achieved success in Miami as a painter from the mid to late 1980s. He died in March 1987 at the age of thirty-six.


The Humberto Dionisio papers were donated by Jim Kitchens, a friend of Dionisio, in 1996.

Language Note

The records are in English and Spanish.