Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957

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Mexican author, artist, and anthropologist.

From the description of Miguel Covarrubias papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1931-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79728692

Mexican-born painter and caricaturist who worked in the United States.

From the description of Caricatures, 19-- (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 726930645

Biographical Note

  • 1904, Nov. 22: Born, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1923: Moved to New York, N.Y.
  • 1924: First caricature illustrations published in Vanity Fair magazine
  • 1925: Published The Price of Wales and Other Famous Americans. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1927: Published Negro Drawings. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1930: Married Rosemond (Rosa) Cowan
  • 1933: Conducted research in Bali
  • 1936: Moved back to Mexico
  • 1937: Published Island of Bali. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1939: Painted a series of mural maps illustrating the cultures of the Pacific Rim for the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1940: Researched the art and culture of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico
  • 1943: Invited to teach at the National School of Anthropology and History, University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1946: Published Mexico South, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1950: Directed Academy of Dance, National Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1954: Published The Eagle, the Jaguar, and the Serpent; Indian Art of the Americas: North America: Alaska, Canada, the United States. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1957, Feb. 4: Died, Mexico City, Mexico

From the guide to the Miguel Covarrubias Papers, 1871-1948, (bulk 1931-1948), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980. Alexander Brook papers, 1907-1982. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Miguel Covarrubias 1904-1957 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VI., Editorial Department Files, 1915-1984 (bulk 1948-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series III., Blanche W. Knopf, 1918-1966 (bulk 1940-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-. Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henry Allen Moe Papers, 1920-1975 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-1973 Dec. 26. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957. Miguel Covarrubias papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1931-1948). Library of Congress
creatorOf Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957. Caricatures, 19-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. William A. Koshland Files None., 1921-1996 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
creatorOf Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957. Miguel Covarrubias : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Carl Van Vechten memorial collection of arts and letters, 1823-[ongoing] (bulk 1898-[ongoing]) Millersville University Library, McNairy Library
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1930-1959) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970, 1930-1959 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965. Nickolas Muray papers, 1911-1978. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Green, Archie. Archie Green papers, 1944-2009. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1930-1959). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Miguel Covarrubias Papers, 1871-1948, (bulk 1931-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. person
associatedWith Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980. person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. person
associatedWith Gabriel, Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf), 1890-1952 person
associatedWith Green, Archie. person
associatedWith Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 person
associatedWith O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. person
associatedWith Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tehuantepec, Isthmus of (Mexico)
Tehuantepec, Isthmus of (Mexico)
Bali Island (Indonesia)
Bali Island (Indonesia)
Indonesia--Bali Island
Mexico--Tehuantepec, Isthmus of
Subject
Anthropology
Anthropology
Anthropology
Art
Art, Mexican
Balinese (Indonesian people)
Indians of Mexico
Indians of Mexico
Indians of Mexico
Theater critics
Occupation
Anthropologists
Artists
Authors
Illustrator
Activity

Person

Birth 1904-11-22

Death 1957-02-04

Mexicans

Balinese,

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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