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Philip Renteria printed material

Identifier: AAA 13448

A resume; 1 photograph of Renteria's art work; and printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, reviews, articles and clippings.


  • 1976-1984


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Microfilm reel 3431 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and through interlibrary loan.

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Biographical / Historical

Philip Rentería was born in Laredo, TX, in 1947. Rentería was a Professor at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX, and his work is primarily considered to be abstract in form and meditative in nature. During his time at the Glassell School of Art, Rentería taught and mentored a number of national and international artists, many of whom would go on to have successful careers. He exhibited throughout Texas, with one of his last exhibitions of his “Heaven Human Earth Series” taking place at the Moody Gallery in 1991. In the late 1970’s, his “Mind Grid Paintings” became some of the first of Rentería’s paintings to be collected by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, also making him one of the first contemporary, local, Latino painters to have their works collected by the MFAH. Rentería died in Houston, TX in 1999. Later that year, an exhibit entitled, “Intrinsic Radiance: The Paintings of Philip Renteria,” showing over a dozen of Rentería’s sketches along with a triptych of paintings that mediated on light, was hosted in his honor at the MFAH.


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Acquisition Information

Donated by Renteria, 1984, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Material transferred to the NMAA-NPG Library vertical files after microfilming. The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Note: The Philip Renteria Printed Material was microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at the MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing these papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, these papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.

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Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository