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Ramón Carulla papers, 1971-1996

Ramón Carulla papers, 1971-1996

Carulla, Ramón, 1938-


Collection Information

Size: 0.3 linear ft.

Summary: Includes an 8 p. résumé; an interview of Carulla conducted by Felix Beltran, 1986 (in Spanish); correspondence regarding exhibitions; mail art from Miguel Cubiles; letters from Fernando Luis and others; two sketchbooks; a painting, "The Last Look," 1994; photographs, ca. 1984, of Carulla and Carlos Mérida, Miguel Cubiles, José Luis Cuevas, and Anres Valerio; draft writings about Carulla by Giulio V. Blanc and by Karen Kundsen; exhibition announcements and catalogs; and other printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cuban American painter; Miami, Fla.; b. 1938.


Donated 1997 by Ramón Carulla.

A Finding Aid to the Ramón Carulla Papers,
, in the Archives of American Art
Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Ashley
Biographical Note
Ramón Carulla was born in Havana, Cuba in 1938. In 1946 he moved to Miami with his father to attend public school, returning to Havana in 1953 to complete his schooling. In 1963 he began painting and had his first one-man show in 1967 at the Bacardi Gallery in Miami, where he had settled two years earlier. Although his work was initially abstract Carulla had moved towards figurative art by the late 1970s.
The collection is arranged into five series:
Series 1: Letters and Biographical Material, 1971-1996 (box 1, 3 folders)
Series 2: Writings About Carulla and Interview, 1986-1995, undated (box 1, 3 folders)
Series 3: Printed Material, 1982-1994, undated (box 1, 2 folders)
Series 4: Photographs, 1980-1989, undated (box 1, 4 folders)
Series 5: Artwork, 1986-1994 (boxes 1-2, 3 items)
Scope and Content Note
This collection dates from 1971-1996, comprises 0.3 linear feet, and provides scattered documentation of the career of Cuban American painter Ramón Carulla. The collection contains letters to Carulla from artists and others; writings by others for and about Carulla; the transcript of an interview with Carulla; photographs of Carulla, friends, and his artwork; two sketchbooks; a painting; and printed matter including exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Donated 1997 by Ramón Carulla.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Rosa Fernández in 1998.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ramón Carulla papers, 1971-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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