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Finding aid for Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, bulk 1940-1955
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Julio Payró letters received
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1971 (bulk 1940-1955)
    Number: 990020
    Creator/Collector: Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    Physical Description: 354.0 items
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The collection comprises 354 letters from 116 correspondents sent to the Argentine art critic Julio Payró between 1937 and 1971.
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    Language: Collection material is in Spanish; Castilian

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Julio Payró began his career as a painter, studying with the Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García in Paris and Barcelona (1907), then with William de Gouve in Brussels from 1912 to 1918, after which he returned to Buenos Aires. In 1928 he decided to work solely as an art critic, building a reputation as a major analyst of 20th century art movements in Argentina and Latin America.

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    Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, bulk 1940-1955, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 990020
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa990020

    Acquisition Information

    Received 1999

    Processing History

    Processed by Onica Busuioceanu

    Related Materials

    Pettoruti, Emilio, Letters to Julio Payró, 1924-1957, bulk 1952-1957, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2001.M.18

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection comprises 354 letters from 116 correspondents sent to the Argentine art critic Julio Payró between 1937 and 1971. There are 7 letters by Payró: one is a carbon copy, the others are written as answers on the backs of letters received. Two thirds of the correspondents are artists, mostly from Argentina and a few other Southern American countries; some are European-born émigrés to South America. The other third are intellectuals, including art critics and historians, writers, editors, publishers, anthropologists, poets, scholars, journalists, professors, art collectors, sociologists, and the Chilean dancer Ana Itelman.
    With rare exceptions, the correspondents are thanking Payró for helping them to get grants for studies in Europe, or financial help to publish their works. Most of them are grateful for Payró's reviews of their works. The artists write to Payró about their struggles in Paris, their work, their hopes, their exhibitions. The group of 40 letters in this collection related to Payro's book Veintidos Pintores, published in 1944, documents his dedication to promoting modern art in Argentina.
    Among the most significant letters are those from the painter and poet Eduardo Jonquieres (19), the writer Eduardo Mallea (7), Victoria Ocampo, the founder of the Sur review (9), the Uruguyan writer Juan Carlos Onetti (48), the Argentine artist Luís Seoane (3), the Uruguyan painter Joaquín Torres-García (9), and 23 from the Argentine painter Emilio Pettoruti, whose correspondence of earlier years is also in the Getty Research Library (Special collections accession number 2001.M.18.)

    Arrangement note

    Arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Castro, Sergio de, 1922-
    Jonquières, Eduardo
    Mallea, Eduardo, 1903-1982
    Ocampo, Victoria, 1890-1979
    Onetti, Juan Carlos, 1909-1994
    Pettoruti, Emilio, 1892-1971
    Seoane, Luis
    Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949

    Subjects - Topics

    Art critics--Argentina--Correspondence
    Artists--Argentina--Correspondence
    Artists--Uruguay--Correspondence
    Authors--Argentina--Correspondence
    Authors--Uruguay--Correspondence
    Painters--Argentina--Correspondence
    Painters--Uruguay--Correspondence
    Sculptors--Argentina--Correspondence

    Subjects - Titles

    Sur Veintidos Pintores

    Contributors

    Castro, Sergio de, 1922-
    Jonquières, Eduardo
    Mallea, Eduardo, 1903-1982
    Ocampo, Victoria, 1890-1979
    Onetti, Juan Carlos, 1909-1994
    Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    Pettoruti, Emilio, 1892-1971
    Seoane, Luis
    Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949