Size: 0.3 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of Michael Ponce de Leon measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1952 to 1979. The papers document his career as an artist through two letters, one being a congratulatory letter from David Goddard upon receiving a Guggenheim award, 1967; photos and slides of Ponce de Leon's work, a slide of him in a workshop, and photos showing his metal collage intaglio printing technique; exhibition catalogs and announcements, reprints, clippings, miscellaneous notes, three cartoon drawings, and an intaglio, "There's a Time."
Michael Ponce de Leon (1922-2006) was a an artist, printmaker, and cartoonist based in New York, N.Y. Ponce de Leon was born in Miami, but he grew up and attended school in Mexico City. He served in the United States military during World War II, and he settled in New York after the war where he studied at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design, and the School of the Brooklyn Museum. Between 1953 and 1980 Ponce de Leon taught at various colleges and universities including the Art Students League, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Hunter College, New York University, Pratt Institute, the Pratt Graphic Art Center, and Vassar College. Ponce de Leon died in Mexico in 2006.