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Letters to Mario Carreño from Enrique Riveron, 1981-1990

Carreño, Mario, 1913-1999



Collection Information

Size: 34 Items

Summary: Riveron's letters to his friend and fellow Cuban artist Mario Carreño are chatty and informal. He writes about his wife Noella, various exhibitions, mutual friends, memories of their days in Cuba, health issues, politics, the weather, pricing paintings, his collages, his longings for Paris and New York, and holidays. All letters are in Spanish.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mario Carreno (1913-1999) was a painter, born in Havana, Cuba and later moved to Santiago, Chile. He friend Enrique Riverón (1902-1998) was a painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and illustrator from Miami, Florida.


Lent for microfilming 1997 by Ido Gonzalez de Carreño, the wife of Mario Carreño.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 5142 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Letters to Mario Carreño from Enrique Riveron, 1981-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.