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Joaquin Torres-Garcia papers, 1921-1974

Joaquin Torres-Garcia papers, 1921-1974

Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (microfilmed on 2 partial reels)

Summary: Twenty-eight letters from Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, Julio Gonzalez, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Jean Xceron, Theo Van Doesburg, Michel Seuphor, and M. Eva Luukievicz, 1921-1943; an essay "Le Planisme de Torres-Garcia" by Van Doesburg, 1929; photographs of Torres-Garcia's work; clippings, 1929-1971; 7 exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1921-1974; 5 books written and illustrated by Torres-Garcia, 1930-1938, including CE QUE JE SAIS, ET CE QUE JE FAIS PAR MOI-MEME, 1930, RAISON ET NATURE, 1932, LA TRADICION DEL HOMBRE ABSTRACTO, 1938, and METAFISICA DE LA PREHISTORIA INDOAMERICANA; and a booklet TORRES-GARCIA, 1934, by Roberto J. Payro and Guillermo de Torre.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Uraguay and New York, N.Y. Was a proponent of the Latin American Constructivist movement. His son Horacio Torres was also an artist.

Provenance

Copies of letters donated by Cecilia Torres, Torres-Garcia's daughter-in-law in 1977. Originals owned by the Getty Research Institute, History of Art and the Humanities.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 4706-4707 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Joaquin Torres-Garcia papers, 1921-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.