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Finding aid for the Francisco Valença papers, 1895-1963
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The Francisco Valença papers contain the work of the acclaimed Portuguese caricaturist who was most active between 1905 and 1958. Contents of the collection include letters received, unpublished manuscripts, original caricatures and comics, drawings and studies, printed matter and personal documents of Valença. Correspondence comprises letters from Portuguese intellectuals, politicians and modernist artist's groups. Manuscripts include a bibliography, records of artwork and writings on other artists. His artwork consists mostly of original pen and ink caricatures.
Francisco de Paula Valença (Calino) (1882-1962), was born in Lisbon and is best known for his caricature drawings and his work as a publisher and draftsman. He is considered the most important Portuguese caricaturist of his time. He attended courses at the Sociedade Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lisbon in 1902 to 1903 and subsequently he worked at the studio of José Malôha. Valença founded several popular satirical newspapers including O Chinelo, Varões Assinalados (which was published during the revolutionary atmosphere of the New Republic in 1909), Salão Cómico and O Moscardo. Valença frequently collaborated with Carlos Simões, André Brun and other popular humor writers from the same period.
13.25 linear feet (12 boxes)
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