Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, bulk 1940-1955.


Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971. Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, bulk 1940-1955.

Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, bulk 1940-1955.

The collection comprises 354 letters from 116 correspondents sent to the Argentine art critic Julio Payró between 1937 and 1971. There are 7 letters by Payró: one is in carbon copy, the others are written as answers on the backs of letters received. Two thirds of the correspondents are artists, mostly from Argentina and a few other Southern American countries; some are European-born émigréś́́ to South America. The other third are intellectuals, including art critics and historians, writers, editors, publishers, anthropologists, poets, scholars, journalists, professors, art collectors, sociologists and the Chilean dancer Ana Itelman. With rare exceptions, the correspondents are thanking Payró for helping them to get grants for studies in Europe, or financial help to publish their works. Most of them are grateful for Payró's reviews of their works. The artists write to Payró about their struggles in Paris, their work , their hopes, their exhibitions. The group of 40 letters in this collection related to Payro's book Veintidos Pintores, published in 1944, documents his dedication to promoting modern art in Argentina. Among the most significant letters are those from the painter and poet Eduardo Jonquieres (19), the writer Eduardo Mallea (7), Victoria Ocampo, the founder of the Sur review (9), the Uruguyan writer Juan Carlos Onetti (48), the Argentine artist Luís Seoane (3), the Uruguyan painter Joaquín Torres-García (9), and 23 from the Argentine painter Emilio Pettoruti, whose correspondence of earlier years is also in the Getty Research Library (Special collections accession no. 2001.M.18.)

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Mallea, Eduardo, 1903-1982

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Onetti, Juan Carlos, 1909-1994

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Castro, Sergio de, 1922-

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Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971

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Julio Payró began his career as a painter. In 1928 he decided to work solely as an art critic, building a reputation as a major analyst of 20th century art movements in Argentina and Latin America. From the description of Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, bulk 1940-1955. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 123379296 Biographical / Historical Note Julio Payró began his career as a painter, studying wit...

Jonquières, Eduardo

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Seoane, Luis

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Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949

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Uruguayan Constructivist painter influenced by Surrealism, abstract geometry, and Precolumbian art; lived and worked in Catalonia, New York, Paris, and Montevideo. From the description of Joaquín Torres-García papers, ca. 1904-1994. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81329089 Painter; Uraguay and New York, N.Y. Was a proponent of the Latin American Constructivist movement. His son Horacio Torres was also an artist. From the...

Pettoruti, Emilio, 1892-1971

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Emilio Pettoruti was born in La Plata, Argentina, of Italian parents. In 1913 he went to Italy, where he came in contact with the Italian avant-garde (Marinetti, and later with the Balla and Chirico group). In 1921 he went to Munich, and in 1923 was invited to exhibit at Der Sturm gallery in Berlin. He returned home in 1924, opening an exhibition in Buenos Aires which introduced modernism to Argentina. While continuing to paint, Pettoruti taught at the university and served as director of the Fi...

Ocampo, Victoria

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Author Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979) was founder (1931) and editor of the magazine SUR, an important literary magazine published in Buenos Aires. From the description of Fraga and Pena collection : correspondence, 1900-1979. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 79289513 Victoria Ocampo (1908-1979) was an Argentine writer, translator, publisher, feminist, and founder of the review Sur. From the description of Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. (Harvar...