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Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs, 1978-1993

Guerrero, Ramón, 1946-1993

Photographer

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers and photographs of photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists. Also included are several photographs relating to the "Cuba-USA: The Next Generation" exhibition in Chicago, including one group photo and individual portraits of several of the participating artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ramón Guerrero (1946-1993) was a photographer in Miami, Florida. Guerrero was born in Camaguey, Cuba in 1946, and came to the United States in 1962. After a brief stint in New York where he worked as a photographer's assistant at the Mayo Studios, he returned to Miami in 1976 and opened his own studio. He is known for his series of still lifes and nudes that explore themes of life, death, time, and religion, as well as portraits of notable Cuban American artists. Died 1993.

Provenance

The Ramón Guerrero papers and photographs were donated in 1997 by Maria Guerrero, widow of Ramón Guerrero.

Language Note

The collection is in English and Spanish.

Funding

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