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Alvarez Bravo, Manuel (19020204-20021019)



  • Existence: 19020204 - 20021019


Alvarez Bravo's unique photography combined Mexican subject matter with influences from foreign artists. He was an instrumental figure, along with the painters Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, in the artistic renaissance in Mexico that flourished after the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1921. The J. Paul Getty Museum honored the artist for his 100th birthday with a major exhibition in 2001-2002 entitled "Manuel Alvarex Bravo: Optical Parables."

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Lola Álvarez Bravo archive

Identifier: AG 154

Photographic materials (1920s-1989) of the Mexican photographer Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903 [sometimes birth date is recorded as 1907] -1993). Includes extensive files of negatives from throughout her career. A small amount of biographical materials, clippings, and publications (1901-1994) are included. The collection has been fully processed. A complete inventory is available.

Dates: 1901-1994

Sarah M. Lowe collection

Identifier: AG 269
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection surround research conducted by art historian and author Sarah M. Lowe regarding Italian-born photographer Tina Modotti. The collection includes the following series: Series 1, Correspondence, bulk 1985-1994, includes correspondence both to and from Sarah M. Lowe as she searched for information pertaining to Tina Modotti's life and works for her dissertation, s well as subsequent publications and exhibitions. Series 2, Teaching...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1922 - 2004

Vivienne Silver collection

Identifier: AG 106

This collection contains nineteen 60-minute audiocassettes of interviews done by Vivienne Silver-Brody, historian, for her master’s thesis at the University of Arizona, Tucson. The subject of the interviews was Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002), photographer, and his photography of the nude. The interviews took place in July and August, 1979. The collection also includes photocopies of transcripts with handwritten notations. The collection is inactive.

Dates: 1979