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Correspondence, artwork, photographs, and subject files of Bolivian-born artist Antonio Sotomayor, who lived and worked in San Francisco for most of his life.
Antonio Sotomayor was an artist. He was born in Bolivia in 1904 and came to San Francisco in 1923. Primarily known for his murals and paintings, Sotomayor was also an illustrator, caricaturist, designer, ceramicist, and educator. His work covered a broad spectrum from ballet set and costume design to book illustrations to painting and it was widely exhibited. He became known as the popular "artist laureate" of San Francisco where he lived with his wife, Grace. Antonio, also called Tony or Soto, was a member of the Bohemian Club and The Family Club, and designed or participated in the clubs' productions. He died on February 10, 1985 in San Francisco.
1 carton, 1 document case, 11 oversized flat folders, 1 matted pastel.
Collection is partially processed and available for research use.