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Octavio Medellin papers, circa 1935-1979

Medellin, Octavio, 1907 or 8-1999

Art teacher, Painter, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 3.6 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of painter, sculptor, and educator Octavio Medellin measure 3.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to circa 1979. The collection is comprised of correspondence with Carlose Mérida, Stanley Marcus, Lucy Maverick, Bess Hubbard, Xavier Gonzalez, and others; commission files for projects in Texas; professional files that include notes, biographical essays, and material for the Medellin School of Sculpture, Mendocino Art Center, International Institute of Arts and Letters, and the San Antonio Religious Show; printed and documentary materials consisting of an art reproduction, booklets, exhibition catalogs, magazines and yearbooks, and video recordings of Swank in the Arts; and photographic materials of Medellin, his studio, family and friends, travel in Mexico, his students, and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Octavio Medellin (1907-1999) was a painter, sculptor, and educator in Dallas, Texas.


The collection was donated from 1981 to 1983 by Octavio Medellin.

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Language Note

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