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Tony Ortega papers, 1984-2005

Tony Ortega papers, 1984-2005

Ortega, Tony, 1958-

Activist, Muralist, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.8 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material including address books and membership documents; commission files for murals and book illustrations; financial material including invoices and contracts for mural projects; correspondence relating to mural commissions and volunteer projects; exhibition and loan files for group and solo shows; financial records including sales invoices for art supplies and contracts for mural and book projects; color photographs, negatives and images on two floppy discs and 1 CD of mural projects and sites; artwork including loose sketches; and printed material consisting of exhibition catalogs and announcements, mock-ups and published copies of rare children's books illustrated by Ortega, newspaper and magazine clippings, and community newsletters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Tony Ortega (1958-) is a muralist, illustrator, and Chicano activist in Denver, Colorado.


Donated 2015 by Tony Ortega.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Tony Ortega papers, 1984-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.