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Finding Aid for the Carlos Diniz Archive 0000350
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Description
The archive contains circa 3000 drawings, with accompanying sketches, presentation panels -- many of them reproductions mounted on boards and hand-painted -- and printed graphics and ephemera designed by Diniz Associates for the clients. Record photography in the form of 35 mm color transparencies document the work of the studio. Transparencies were used for slide presentations to clients, some accompanied by audio recordings. Notebooks record the jobs that came into the office and ledgers document the labor and hours billed. Material dates from circa 1957-circa 2000; the bulk of the archive dates from 1960 to 1993.
Background
Carlos Diniz was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1928 to an American mother and a Brazilian father. The family moved to Los Angeles when Diniz's father became an attache to the Brazilian consulate there. Diniz attended Beverly Hills High School, where his drawing skills attracted attention by the time he was 14 years old.
Extent
100.0 Linear feet (313 flat artworks, 10 record storage boxes, 19 roll boxes, 63 half record storage boxes, 2 flat boxes, 10 rolls, flat file folders)
Availability
Partially processed collection; open for use by qualified researchers.