Guide to the Papers of Alvar Carrillo Gil, 1910 - 1944Manuscript MS-938

Biography

Dr. Alvar Carrillo Gil, painter, collector and patron of the arts, born 1899 Opichin (Yucatan) Mexico. Carrillo Gil was motivated to begin collecting art by his fascination with the work of Jose Clemente Orozco (1883-1949). He is credited with filling the void left by the Mexican government and other private collectors in stemming the loss of Orozco's work to collectors in the United States.

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