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Photographs of Mexican art and artifacts [graphic].
BANC PIC 19xx.238--PIC; BANC PIC 19xx.238--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

Photographs of Mexican art and artifacts

Creator/Contributor:

Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942

Creator/Contributor:

Alvarez Bravo, Manuel, 1902-2002

Abstract:

Photographs of artifacts mainly show Aztec sculpture and other objects. Photographs of art mainly show murals by various artists, apparently on walls of buildings in Mexico. Collection includes a photo of Diego Rivera working on one of his murals.

Date:

bulk ca. 1920-ca. 1940 (issued)

Subject:

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Rivera, Diego -- 1886-1957 -- Portraits
Rivera, Diego -- 1886-1957 -- Pictorial works
Orozco, José Clemente -- 1883-1949 -- Pictorial works
Siqueiros, David Alfaro
Art, Mexican -- Pictorial works
Murals -- Mexico
Mexico -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographers mainly unidentified. One, of a Rivera mural, is stamped "Tina Modotti". Art is by Diego Rivera, J.C. Orozco, R. Tomayo, Siqueiros, and others. Two photograph of a painted portraits by Siqueiros are stamped Manuel Alvarez Bravo.
Photographs undated. Images of murals appear to date from the 1920s and 1930s.
Also includes 1 greeting card (1935) bearing an Orozco image, with signature of Bill Berrien, presumably William Berrien, author of U.C. Berkeley master's thesis: Rodó: biografía y estudio crítico.
Provenance uncertain. Photographs believed to have been owned by architect and designer Marion Simpson, who collaborated with Rivera on his mural at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
91 photographic prints : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 19xx.238--PIC
BANC PIC 19xx.238--PIC

Origin:

Mexico