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
referencedIn Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1975. American Philosophical Society Library
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
Balinese (Indonesian people)--Social life and customs
Art--Mexican--Reproductions
Anthropology--Mexico--Tehuantepec, Isthmus of
Anthropology
Indians of Mexico
Indians of Mexico--Social life and customs
Theater critics--Caricatures and cartoons
Art, Mexican
Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Tehuantepec, Isthmus of
Anthropology--Indonesia--Bali Island
Occupation
Anthropologists
Artists
Authors
Illustrator
Activity

Person

Birth 1904-11-22

Death 1957-02-04

Mexicans

Balinese,

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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