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Jacqueline Barnitz Papers
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.
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.
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Cite as: Jacqueline Barnitz Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.
Collection is unprocessed.
No further materials are expected for this collection.