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Naul Ojeda papers, circa 1960-2004

Ojeda, Naul, 1939-2002

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 5.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and printmaker Naul Ojeda measure 5.5 linear feet and date from circa 1960 to 2004. The papers document Ojeda's personal and professional life through biographical materials, correspondence, professional files, printed and broadcast materials, scrapbooks, and artwork. There is a 0.1 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2018 that includes artwork consisting of 116 woodcut proofs, 11 drawings, and 4 poster mock-ups.
Biographical material includes immigration and other official documents; and photographs and negatives of Ojeda, Franz Bader, family, and works of art. Correspondence is with family, friends, Alicia Haber, Moira Bowers, Ernesto Vila, Eduardo Galeano, Enrique Gomez, Armando Caicedo, Walter Jesus Gonzalez, Azucena Berrutti, and others.
Professional files contain one video recording, curriculum vitae, print cabinet labels, sales records, galleries and arts organizations files, subject and exhibition files, and files for political organizations and media outlets. Printed and broadcast materials consist of booklets, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, flyers, magazines and newspapers, posters, press releases, and three video recordings.
Two scrapbooks are of clippings and material related to exhibitions. Artwork consists of drawings, sketches, poster mockups, and 15 sketchbooks for various projects.

Biographical/Historical Note

Naul Ojeda (1939-2002) was a painter and printmaker in Washington, D.C. Ojeda, originally from Uruguay, fled his country of origin to escape political turmoil.


The Naul Ojeda papers were donated in 2016 and 2018 by Philomena "Pennie" Ojeda, the widow of Naul Ojeda.

Language Note

The collection is in English and Spanish.


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.