Juan Menchaca painting of Jim Bridger
Scope and Contents
Contains a portrait painting of Jim Bridger painted by Menchaca in 1971.
- Menchaca, Juan, 1910-1999 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Juan Menchaca painting of Jim Bridger must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Juan Menchaca (1910-1999) was an American artist from Texas that lived in Colorado.
Juan Menchaca was born March 8, 1910 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He attended the Texas School of Fine Arts in Ft. Worth, then continued his training in Denver, Colorado as a portrait and landscape artist under Robert Graham and Dario Rapport. He also married Felicitas Torres, and they were the parents of five children.
Menchacha painted many portraits of explorers and trappers of the Western United States. He also worked as a museum curator, serving as chief curator at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center from 1965 to 1977. He died August 21, 1999 in Colorado.
1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
History of the material is unknown.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor; 2014.
- Register of Juan Menchaca painting of Jim Bridger
- Pete Hoyt
- 2014 April 8
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.