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Philip Stein papers regarding David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1933-2012

Stein, Philip, 1919-2009

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 3.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of muralist, writer, and activist Philip Stein regarding the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1933 to 2012. The papers reflect Stein's relationship with Siqueiros as an art assistant and their shared commitment to leftist politics. Much of the material relates to Stein's book, "Siqueiros, His Life and Work," (1994) and his first book, "The Mexican Murals," (1984). Found are research materials, correspondence, interviews, printed material, photographic materials, video and film recordings, writings about and by David Alfaro Siqueiros, and materials concerning Stein as a painter.

Biographical/Historical Note

Artist, author, and political activist, Philip Stein (1919-2009), also called "Estano," lived and worked in New York City, Mexico, and Spain. Stein worked as painter and muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros' assistant and published the biography, "Siqueiros: His Life and Works," 1994.


Donated 2015 by Anne Stein, Philip Stein's daughter.