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Chronology: Documentary Materials

Studio photography
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The artist's Paris studio was located Rue Marcel Sembat

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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The artist's Paris studio was located Rue Marcel Sembat

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Torres-Garcia in his Montevideo studio c.1939

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Torres-García painting in his studio, 1938.

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Photographs of the artist
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Torres-García at the Academy in Barcelona, c. 1893-1894.

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Torres-García, c. 1900.

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Torres-García with pipe, c. 1903.

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Torres-García in Antoni Gaudí's studio at the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona c. 1903.

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Torres-García, c. 1910-1912.

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Torres-García, c. 1912.

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Torres-García, c. 1913.

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Torres-Garcia in his New York suit for the 1921 Artist's Ball
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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The artist, c. 1920

Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Torres-García in front of his house at Calle Caramurú 5612, Montevideo, 1949.

Family
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The artist with his family

Left to right: The artist's mother, María García Pérez; his father, Joaquín Torres Fradera, holding his sister, Inés, and Torres-García, c. 1892.

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Torres-García and his wife, Manolita Piña de Torres, Barcelona, 1909.

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The artist's mother, Maria Garcia Perez de Torres, in a room in Mon Repos decorated with the artist's work.

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The artist, his wife, and their eldest daughter, Olimpia.

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Torres-García with his family c. 1919. From left to right: Torres-García; his wife, Manolita; his mother, María García Pérez; his sister, Inés; and his children: Augusto, Ifigenia, and Olimpia.

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Manolita Piña de Torres in her bedroom in Sarría.

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Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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The artist with his family in Italy, c. 1923

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24

The artist with his son, Horacio, 1927

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32

The artist with his son, Augusto

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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The artist and his wife in his Paris studio
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Unknown seated man with Ifigenia and Augusto Torres dressed in a Native American headdress at Torres-García's Paris home.

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Torres-Garcia's son, Augusto, dressed as a Native American in their home in Paris

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Arrival in Montevideo

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Torres-Garcia with his sons Augusto (left) and Horacio (right)

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The artist's family's departure from Cadiz, Spain for Montevideo.  From left to right: Eduardo Yepes, Olimpia, Horacio, Manolita, Torres-García, Ifigenia, and Augusto

Friends
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Roberto Payró in Brussels, c. 1910
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From left to right: Torres-García, Eduardo Marquina, and Josep Pijoan, ca. 1897.

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Group of Latin American Artists in Paris, 1930
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Second row left to right: Olimpia Torres (holding Horacio Torres), Augusto Torres, Jean Hélion with pipe, Torres-García, Manolita Pina de Torres (standing behind Torres-García)

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Torres-García and Mondrian seated at head of the table

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Left to right: Ingeborg Bjarnason, Denis Honegger, Manolita Pina de Torres, Torres-García, Piet Mondrian, Florence Henri, Georges Vantongerloo, and Madam Schall

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
St. Jordi
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Emili Ferrer
Political cartoon from La Veu de Catalunya
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Mon Repos
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Woodcut print by the artist, announcing the address of their new home, Mon Repos, 1915

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Interior of Mon Repos, c. 1915.
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Photograph of Mon Repos
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Photograph of Mon Repos
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Photograph of Mon Repos
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The artist and his family at Mon Repos, 1916
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The artist and his family at their home, Mon Repos, 1916
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The artist and his family at their home, Mon Repos, 1916
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The artist and his family at their home, Mon Repos, 1919
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The artist and his family on the steps of their home, Mon Repos, 1916

From left to right: Ifigenia, Manolita, the artist, Augusto, and Olimpia.

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The artist and his family at Mon Repos, 1916

Asociacion de Arte Constructivo
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The artist, at left, with artists from the Asociacion de Arte Constructivo at the Ateneo de Montevideo

Taller Torres Garcia
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Torres-García and his students at the Taller, c. 1946

From left to right: Joaquín Torres-García, Manuel Pailos, Guido Castillo, Horacio Torres, Augusto Torres, Jorge Visca, Rodolfo Visca, Julio Alpuy, Federico Amen, Jose Gurvich and Francisco Matto

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Taller Torres-García

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Torres-García with his students from the Taller Torres-García

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Torres-García with his students from the Taller Torres-García

Home
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c. 1940

The artist in his library

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Floor

Floor in the Montevideo home of the artist.

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Artist's home in Montevideo at Calle Abayubá

Documentary
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c. 1904

Third from the left: Torres-García at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

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Capilla del Santíssim Sacrament de l'església de Sant Agustí, Barcelona
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Colegio Mont d'Or, c. 1910-1911

In the second row, the man seated at left is Joan Palau i Vera; at right is Torres-García.  The man in the first row is Cebriá de Montoliu

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Torres-García in Antoni Gaudí's studio at the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona 1903.

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The home of Emilio Badiella in Terrassa, Spain.

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The home of Emilio Badiella in Terrassa, Spain.

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Torres-García teaching at Mont d'Or, c. 1912.

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Unknown Catalan publication with a photograph of members of the Centre Nacionalista de New York.  Torres-Garcia is depicted seated in the rightmost chair at the front.

Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Go Pony

Chronology: New York: 1920–22
Torres-Garcia's ticket to the Exposition Coloniale, 1931
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Installation of paintings in the Salle des Martyres at the Musée Jeu de Paume, Paris confiscated by the Nazis (1941-42)

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Membership card to the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores
Chronology: Madrid: 1933
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Postcard from the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid

Chronology: Madrid: 1933
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Postcard from the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid

Chronology: Madrid: 1933
JTG lecture Barradas

Torres-García's lecture on Rafael Barradas
Photograph illustrated in an unknown newspapers from Montevideo, c. September 1934

Inauguration of Monumento Cósmico at Parque Rodó, 1938
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Arrival to Montevideo
The artist (center) and his family greeted at the harbor upon their arrival in Montevideo, April 1934
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Audience at Arte y Cultura Popular Speech
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Gravesite of Joaquín Torres-García

Gravesite of the artist at the Cementerio del Norte in Montevideo, executed after his 1935 painting, Estructura.

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Lecture on Bases de la pintura y del arte constructivo
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Origen y desenvolvimiento del arte moderno
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The artist lecturing during a radio broadcast, c. 1937í

Toys
Joaquín Torres García

Locomotora sketch, 1919

Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Locomotive
Joaquín Torres García
Pencil on paper, 1918 7.2 x 13.1 cm
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Joaquín Torres García
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Joaquín Torres García
1917-1919
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Invitation to the exhibition Joguines d'art de Torres-García at Galeries Dalmau, December 1918

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Advertising poster for Go-Pony!

Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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The Go-Pony mechanism patented by Torres García

New York, 1922

Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Aladdin Toys Bird I
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1921 8.4 x 5 cm
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Aladdin Toys Bird II
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1921 8.4 x 5 cm Torres García Foundation, Montevideo
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Black Man with Black Cap
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1921 21 x 18 cm
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Cabezas
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1920-21 32 x 15 cm Torres García family collection, Montevideo

 

 

Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Cochecitos
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1922 10 x 24.5 cm Private collection, Barcelona
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Details of New York Streets
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1921 28 x 21.5 cm Ifigenia Torres, Montevideo
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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New York
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1919 28 x 22 cm Estate of Augusto Torres, Montevideo
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Port, City, and Ship, New York
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1920-22 13 x 21 cm
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Scenes of Daily Life
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1920-22 28.2 x 20.4 cm Collection Torres García family, Montevideo
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Scenes of Daily Life II
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1921-22 28 x 21.6 Collection Torres García family, Montevideo
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Scenes of Daily Life III
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1920-22 28 x 21.6 cm Collection Torres García family, Montevideo
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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The Best American Toys
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1921 16 x 20 cm. Private collection, Madrid
Chronology: New York: 1920–22
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Trams, Cars, and Buses
Joaquín Torres García
Pen on paper, 1921-22 13.3 x 21 cm Collection Torres García family, Montevideo
Chronology: New York: 1920–22

Aladdin Toy Company stationery

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Artist Toy Makers

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Drawing for children
Joaquín Torres García
Watercolor, 1924 22.5 x 30 cm Torres García Collection, Montevideo
Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Drawings for Children, various subjects
Joaquín Torres García
Watercolor, 1924 30 x 22.5 cm Estate of Augusto Torres, Montevideo
Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
illustration
Joaquín Torres García
Nankeen and pen on paper, 1923-24
Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
letter
Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Letter from Bueno de Mesquita to Torres García about the prices and models sent to Metz & Co.

Florence, July 5, 1923

 

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Letter from Bueno de Mesquita to Torres García

Florence, May 22, 1923

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Letter from Bueno de Mesquita to The Strauss Toy Shops

Florence, July 14, 1923

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
letter
Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Letter from Bueno de Mesquita to Torres García

Florence, July 27, 1924 

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Archvio Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Letter from Bueno de Mesquita to Torres García

Florence, Tuesday 9, ca. 1924

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Letter from the director of Herbert, Wagg & Co. Limited to Torres García

London, March 28, 1924

Reverse: Letter from Bueno de Mesquita to Torres García

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Postcard from Bueno de Mesquita to Torres García

Florence, 1924

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Letter from Torres García to Metz & Co.

Florence, February 4, 1924

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Aladdin Toys Catalogue

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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Certificate of Aladdin Toys stock

May, 1924

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
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1923 Gelatin on silver 12.4 x 8.7 cm Private collection, New York

Amparo Hernández, ca. 1923, con un pájaro de juguete

Chronology: Italy: 1922–24
publication
Private collection, Amsterdam

Metz & Co. catalogue

Christmas, 1925

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Project for a poster
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1928 Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Advertisement for an edition of Aladdin Toys by Torres García for F. Coll.

This project was never realized

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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1930 advertisement for Aladdin Toys

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Advertisement in L'Acte magazine, num. 2

Paris, December 1927

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Advertisement for the Toys exhibition at Librairie Oliviero

Paris, December 1931

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Still Life with Torres García Toy, 1929
Otto Van Rees
Oil on canvas
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Man in a structure
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1929 6 x 3.5 in. Private collection, New York
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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The Modern Toy
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1928 19.5 x 15.5 cm Private collection, Valencia
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Two Figures
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1928 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. Private collection, New York
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Archivo Fundación Torres García, Montevideo

Envelope for a letter sent to Torres García from the Otto Wagner toy factory

Freiburg, Germany 1931

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Cover for Aladdin Toys box
Joaquín Torres García
Ink on paper, 1928 32 x 24 cm Torres García Collection, Montevideo
Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
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Torres García's newspaper clippings

Chronology: Paris: 1926–32
Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: de Torres, Cecilia, Susanna V. Temkin, Madeline Murphy Turner, and Victoria L. Fedrigotti. "Chronology: Documentary Materials." In Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. www.torresgarcia.com/resources/documentary_materials.php?type=chronology (accessed on April 25, 2024).