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Menchaca, Juan, 1910-1999



  • Existence: 1910 - 1999

biographical statement

Citation:, U.S. Social Security Death index, 1935-, viewed April 8, 2014 (birth, March 8, 1910; death, August 21, 1999)

Juan Menchaca interview, 1964 Nov. 11: (Juan Menchaca; painter, Colo.; b. 1910)

Oral history interview with Juan Menchaca, Nov. 11, 1964 (born 1910, Ft. Worth, Tex.; trained as portrait and landscape artist in Denver, Colo.; painted explorers and trappers and created dioramas; d. 1999), via WWW, Apr. 23, 2014 (Juan Menchaca; b. Mar. 8, 1910 in the United States; parents: Francisco Menchaca and Ramona Candelario de Vargas; m. Felicitas Torres (Felicia T. Menchaca); parents of five children)

Who's who in American art, 1980: p. 506 (Juan Menchaca; curator, painter; b. 1910 in Ft. Worth, Tex.; studied at Texas School of Fine Arts, Ft. Worth; also studied with Robert Graham, and portraiture with Dario Rapport; worked as chief curator at National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, 1965-1977; lived in Lakewood, Colo.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Juan Menchaca painting of Jim Bridger

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197233645446]
Identifier: MSS 8429
Scope and Contents

Contains a portrait painting of Jim Bridger painted by Menchaca in 1971.

Dates: 1971