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Rafael Alfonso Umaña Mendez

Selected exhibitions of paintings, textiles, and sculpture from 1936 to 1993 

Solo Exhibitions

Maier Museum of Art, 
Lynchburg Fine arts Center -- Lynchburg, VA 1990

Solo Exhibitions: Paintings

Alma Reed Gallery (Delphic Studios), New York, Nov 1936

Collins Gallery, New York, October 1953
Delacorte Gallery, New York, October 1958
Arger Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, January 1961
Tampa Art Institute, Tampa, Florida, March 1961
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 1961
D’Arcy Gallery, New York, April - May 1962
Cisneros Gallery, New York, January 1966 
Lynchburg Art Club, Lynchburg, Virginia, September 1993

Solo Exhibitions: Drawings and Graphics

Delacorte Gallery, New York, October 1957
Jansen Gallery, New York, April 1961
Jansen Gallery, New York, February 1962
Jansen Gallery, New York, February 1963
Cisneros Gallery, New York, January 1966 

Solo exhibition: Sculpture

Cisneros Gallery, New York, January 1966 

Solo Exhibitions: Textiles 

Alma Reed Gallery (Delphic Studios), New York, Nov 1936.....<Reviews>
Alma Reed Gallery (Delphic Studios), New York, February 1938
Cleveland Museum of Art, December 1938.    
Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, California, 1939.
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio,1939. 

Group Exhibitions: Paintings 

Salon de Mai, Paris, 1950
Salon des Arts Nouveaux, Paris, 1950
The Scranton Museum of Art, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1960 

Selected Museums and other collections in which Umaña's works are represented

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. <list of Umaña's works in their collection>
Georgetown University Washington, DC.
Museum of Performing Arts,  The New York Public Library At Lincoln Center New York, NY
Cornell University Art Museum, Ithaca, New York
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia
Butler, Library, Colombia University
, New York New York
Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama
Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas
Detroit Public Library, Detroit Michigan
Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
New York Public Library, New York, New York
Philadelphia Public Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
State University of New York, New Paltz, New York.
Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Humanities Resource Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Selected Articles and Reviews


Designed and wove fabrics, rugs and tapestries, Designer, illustrator, and publisher of fine books.
Theatrical design, filmmaker.