Chicago Latino Artists Series Project (CLASP) Archived and in Progress
Interviews of/about Chicago Latino Artists—Website sections with related art work, plus additional materials and documents. Interviews completed, on pre-1980 artists. Researchers/Interviewers: MZ, Rene Arceo, Jeff Huebner, Len Domínguez, Diana Solís and Marta Ayala; consultants John P. Weber, Victor Sorell, Ángel Quintero Rivera and Olga U. Herrera. CLASP in Progress.
Interviews completed with pioneer Chicago Mexican artists Mario Castillo, Ray Patlán, José Guerrero, José Gamaliel González, Errol Ortiz, Alejandro Romero, Marcos Raya, Oscar Moya, Jaime Longoria, Sal Vega, Vicente Mendoza, José Antonio Aguirre, Héctor Duarte, Rene Arceo, Roberto Valadez, Roberto Vargas, Ricardo Alonzo, Malu Ortega, Dulce Pulido, Felecitas Nuñez, Dan Ramírez, Aurelio Díaz, and Nicolás de Jesús. Also, Puerto Rican artists Rufino Silva, Luisa Penne de Castillo, Félix Cordero, Oscar Martínez, Gamaliel Ramírez, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Sonia Baéz Hernández, Elizam Escobar, Bibiana Suárez, Roberto Barrera, Benjamín Varela, Ramón López, Jose Andreu, Sandra Antongiorgi, Jorge Félix and Raúl Ortiz Bonilla. Plus Cuban Paul Sierra and Brazilian Mirtes Zwierinsky. Discussions with Antonio Martorrel, Eduardo Arocho, Samuel Soler, John Pitman Weber, Victor Sorell, Marta Ayala, Carlos Cumpian and James Prigoff; also, a discussion of theory and method in early Mexican artists. Studies of Chicago Latino artists 1920-1970, Mexican Muralists, Puerto Rican and Central American artists. Finally, a section on non-Latino artists doing Latino-themed work, as well as papers by MZ and others on Chicago Mexican, Puerto Rican, Central American and other Chicago Latin American artists.
All materials digitized, donated and catalogued as “Files regarding Latino artists. Archives of American Art. Smithsonian Institution. https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/marc-zimmerman-files-regarding-Latino-artists-17512#overview.