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Enrique Caravia Montenegro Papers, 1902-1960 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Amanda Moreno

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Title: Enrique Caravia Montenegro Papers, 1902-1960Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940s-1950s

ID: CHC5365

Creator: Caravia Montenegro, Enrique (1905-1992)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into three series: Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent; Administrative Papers, containing receipts from the Patronato de Artes Plásticas; and Photographs and Memorabilia.

Languages: Spanish;Castilian


The Enrique Caravia Montenegro Papers contain correspondence, receipts and photographs and memorabilia collected by Enrique Caravia Montenegro (1905-1992), a Cuban artist active in the mid-1900s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Enrique Caravia Montenegro Papers contain correspondence, receipts and photographs and memorabilia collected by Enrique Caravia Montenegro (1905-1992), a Cuban artist active in the mid-1900s.

The collection contains letters written to and collected by Caravia from international and Cuban artists; receipts from the Patronato de Artes Plásticas in Havana for artworks commissioned by the organization; and photographs of artists and artworks.

Biographical Note

Enrique Caravia Montenegro (1905-1992) was a Cuban artist active in the mid-1900s. Born in Havana, Caravia studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" in Havana and the Academia Española de Bellas Artes in Rome in the 1920s.

He worked in various mediums, including oil painting, drawing and watercolor, and had various solo and group exhibitions from the 1920s to the 1990s. His work was featured in "Primer Salón de Humoristas" at the Academia de Ciencias de Cuba (1921); an exhibition at the Lyceum of Havana (1933); the Bienal Hispanoamericana de Madrid (1951); "Grabados de Enrique Caravia Montenegro" at the Museo Histórico Plaza in Havana (1987); and "Estampas cubanas de tres siglos" at the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá (posthumous, 1996).

Caravia won the first prize at the Exposición Interamericana in Seville (1929); the silver at the XVIII Salón de Bellas Artes hosted by Havana's Círculo de Bellas Artes (1936); and the gold at both the XXVI and XXXVII Salones de Bellas Artes (1944 and 1955, respectively).

Caravia died in Havana in 1992 at the age of 87.

Subject/Index Terms

Art, Cuban - 20th century
Artists -- Cuba

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Purchase, 2014.

Preferred Citation: Enrique Caravia Montenegro Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Processing by Amanda Moreno, April 2014.

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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
This series contains correspondence from fellow artists to Enrique Caravia Montenegro, as well as letters between others collected by him. Correspondence includes letters by multiple authors and open letters to the president of Cuba and others.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Group Letters, 1951-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Open Letters, undated, 1941-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Postcards, 1902-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Unidentified correspondence, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Abela, Eduardo, 1940 Apr 7Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Acosta, Carlos, 1951 Sep 8Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter to Emilio Bacardí Moreau, 1911 Dec 16Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Caravia Montenegro, Enrique, 1935 May 30Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Carreño, Mario, 1939-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Enríquez, Carlos, 1951 Sep 12Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Feijóo, Samuel, 1945 May 24Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Ferrer Cabello, Antonio, 1959 Oct 13Add to your cart.
Folder 13: García Cabrera, Enrique, 1929-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Gattorno, Antonio, 1928-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Gelabert, Florencio, 1937 Aug 9Add to your cart.
Folder 16: González Iglesias, Carmelo, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Longa, Rita, 1939 Nov 17Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Loy, Ramón, 1950 Jan 17Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Maribona, Armando, undated, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Massaguer, Conrado W., undated, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Melero, Aurelio, 1924 May 27Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Miguel, Mariano, 1942-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Remos, Domingo, 1946 Aug 5Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Rodríguez Morey, Antonio, 1944-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Romañach, Leopoldo, 1941 Jul 4Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Santi, Mario, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Sicre, Juan José, 1938-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Soto, Emilio de, 1946 Feb 7Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Torriente, Loló de la, 1947-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Valderrama, Esteban, 1949 Nov 11Add to your cart.
Series 2: Administrative PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Receipts, Patronato de Artes Plásticas, undated, 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Series 3Add to your cart.
Box 1: Photographs and MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Photographs, undated, 1942-1958Add to your cart.
Group photographs; portraits of Jilma Madera and others; and images of the construction of "Monumento a El Cristo de La Habana," designed by Madera in 1953 and erected in 1959.
Folder 33: Keepsake, 1959 Jan 8Add to your cart.
Keepsake from the inauguration of "Monumento a El Cristo de La Habana."
Folder 34: Certificate, 1933 Jun 10Add to your cart.
Certificate awarded to María del Cármen Leiseca for first prize in Pintura Decorativa from Havana's Escuela Profesional de Pintura y Escultura de San Alejandro.

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