Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Materials, papers, and two paintings related to Jacqueline Barnitz, circa 1960-2017

The Benson Latin American Collection

Jacqueline Barnitz Papers

Preliminary Inventory



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barnitz, Jacqueline, 1923-2017.
Title: Jacqueline Barntiz Papers
Dates: circa 1960s-2017
Abstract: This collection contains papers, art work, audio/visual, and various materials pertaining to Jacqueline Barnitz.
Accession No.: 2017-41
Extent: 87 linear feet
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Jacqueline Barnitz (November 1, 1923 - October 28, 2017) initially trained as a portrait painter in Europe, but by the late 1940s in New York she left portrait painting and took up Abstract Expressionism. She started as a professionalist in Latin American art after she went to Buenos Aires in 1962. She was an art critic in New York for the periodicals Art Voices (1964-1965) and Arts Magazine (1964-1975). She began teaching a course in Modern Latin American Art at the State University of New York at Stony Brook as early as 1969. She left Stony Brook in 1977 when the Latin American Studies department disbanded and began teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. During her four years between Stony Brook and UT, she taught as a roving Latin Americanist at most universities in New York City and one semester in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Jacqueline Barnitz is responsible for establishing modern Latin American art as an area of concentration within art history at the University of Texas at Austin. A noteable record of publications accompany her career as a distinguished educator. Additionaly, she's been the curator of numerous art exhibitions and the author of many exhibition catalogs. In 2000 UT Press published her book "Twentieth Century Art of Latin America", which quickly became the textbook on the subject.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents Note

This is a preliminary inventory only, and additions are ongoing. The collection is currently unprocessed, but is available to researchers in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Barnitz, Jacqueline, 1923-2017.
Subjects
Latin American Art.
Places
University of Texas at Austin.

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Jacqueline Barnitz Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Donation.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed.

Additions

No further materials are expected for this collection.

Return to the Table of Contents


Box and Folder Inventory

Box
1-87 Materials, papers, and two paintings related to Jacqueline Barnitz, circa 1960-2017
No inventory is currently available. Visit the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room for more information.

Return to the Table of Contents