Title:Rini Templeton Papers, 1970-1999
Creator/Contributor:Templeton, Rini., creator
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
The collection represents a small gathering of correspondence and research files and an extraordinarily large collectinof
original work containing thousands of images created by Rini. The manuscript material includes correspondence, photographs
and slides, and original work produced by the artist.
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Templeton, Rini -- Archives
Artists -- United States
Social conflict in art -- United States
Politics in art -- United States
Social conflict in art -- Mexico
Politics in art -- Mexico
Rini Templeton was born Lucille Corinne Templeton on July 1, 1935 in Buffalo, New York. In 1943 her family moved to Washington,
D.C. Early in her life, Rini exhibited her creative talents; at 10 her poem about the end of WWII in Europe was published
in the Evening Star, a Washington D.C. daily, and at 13 she built her own darkroom. In 1946 the family moved to Chicago, Illinois,
where the next year, after unusually high IQ test results, Rini was fiven a full scholarship to the University of Chicago's
Laboratory School. In 1949 Rini published her own collection of poems entitled "Chicagoverse". By 1950, Rini was the editor
of the school newspaper and from 1951-1952, she worked on the editorial board of the University's newspaper, "The Maroon".
In 1985, Rini held her first one-person show in Mexico at Museo Regional De Guadalajara (Regional Museum of Guadalajara) in
which she exhibited 32 silkscreen prints from her graphic series "Donde Hay Vida Y Lucha" (Where There Is Life And Struggle).
Rini Templeton died in 1986. Since her death, the Rini Templeton Workshop has been established and formally inaugurated in
the School of Graphic Design of the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico. There is a website dedicated to Rini's art
and her life, Riniart.org, where over 600 of her images are cataloged and made available to the public to be used in leaflets,
newsletters, banners, picket signs or other non-commercial purposes.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Rini Templeton Papers, CEMA 69, Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University
of California, Santa Barbara.
Materials donated by Richard Templeton and Elizabeth Martinez, 1994; "Donde Hay Vida Y Lucha" suites 1 and 2 of graphic prints
acquired from Alejandro Alvarez and Gerardo Mendiola, 1996.
17 linear ft.