Jean Charlot Collection
- Majority of material found within 1900-1979
Conditions Governing Access
1319 [Square Feet] Linear Feet : Reading room, file room and closed storage. Materials are stored on shelves, in file drawers, or in map cases. Break down by linear feet will be included by series.
Biographical / Historical
As an artist, Charlot's international reputation rests on his more than sixty murals in the United States and Mexico and on his more than 700 prints. His paintings, drawings and numerous illustrated books are also widely known and admired. His high standing as a scholar and historian of art is largely independent of his own painting. He is the author of some twenty five books on art, including the definitive studies of the Mexican Mural Renaissance, the Academy of San Carlos, and, as co-author, the Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza. He also authored a large number of scholarly and popular articles on numerous aspects of the arts.
His output of drawings, paintings, murals, prints, cartoons, books, articles, and other writings was prodigious. His life was full of significant connections within the intellectual and political milieu of the diverse communities where he lived — with artists and writers, with art and educational institutions, with the Roman Catholic Church, with indigenous and working people. With his wife, Zohmah Day Charlot (1909-2000), he nurtured students and friendships, maintained links lasting many years, and with his fine sense of history preserved many tangible records of his experience. He observed events and people precisely and wrote succinctly.
- Jean Charlot Collection
- Malia Van Heukelem
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