Ricardo Ernesto Montes i Bradley

Ricardo Ernesto Montes i Bradley, poet, essayist, historian, art and literary critic[1][2] and diplomat born on June 9, 1905 in Rosario, Argentina. He was Honorary Consul of México in Rosario,[3] professor of Fine Arts, publisher, columnist and contributor in newspapers and literary magazines in Latin America. R-E Montes i Bradley held Doctorates in the Law, Diplomacy, History and International Law. He was an active member of the International Institute of Ibero-American Literature and the International Association of Critics; Correspondent Member of the National Academy of Arts and Literature of Cuba and of the National Academy of History and Geography of Mexico; Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Genealogy and Heraldry[4] (Academia Mexicana de Genealogía y Heráldica); member of the Sociedad Argentina de Escritores (SADE); a member of the Círculo de la Prensa and the Colegio de Abogados de la ciudad de Rosario; co-founded the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Rosario; member of the Asociación de Críticos de México. As publisher he was responsible for the Boletín de Cultura Intelectual, which he also directed; the art magazines Revista Paraná and Cuadernos del Litoral were also the result of his commitment to journalism in the arts. The last two publications were dedicated to promote the works of local artist, writers, poets in the region known as Paraná, Rosario de Santa Fe and vicinity.[5]

R-E Montes i Bradley
Head Shot, c.1952
Head Shot, c.1952
Born(1905-06-09)June 9, 1905
Rosario, Argentina
DiedDecember 22, 1976(1976-12-22) (aged 71)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityArgentina
SpouseVirginia Picot
ChildrenRodolfo Montes i Picot
RelativesEduardo Montes-Bradley, Eduardo Bradley

In the early 1950s Montes i Bradley left Argentina like many other intellectuals, including Julio Cortázar, Osvaldo Bayer and J. Rodolfo Wilcock and relocated in Mexico. In Mexico City Montes i Bradley befriended Alfonso Reyes, Carlos Fuentes, Diego Rivera,[6] David Alfaro Siqueiros, Héctor Tizón amongst other players in Mexico's cultural establishment in the fifties and sixties.[7] In 1964 he was designated Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary[8] to the Embassy of Argentina in México. Montes i Bradley returned to Argentina in 1973. He died in Buenos Aires on November 22, 1976.[9]

Printed WorksEdit

BibliographyEdit

 
Editorial Palace. Rosario
  • Alabado Sea Tu Nombre, (Prise Be Thy Name) Carpetas 1 del Grillo, Rosario, 1944. Singular collection of poems. With to engravings by Juan Berlingieri. The author is listed on the front cover as R-E. Montes i Bradley. This is a unique publication registered with the Fine Arts Museum "Juan B. Castagnino" in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Each of the 90 copies is either initialed or signed by the author. In the title the author prizes his wife Virginia Picot-Bonoris.[10]
  • Resurrección de Lenzoni, (The resurrection of Lenzoni). Editorial Palace, Rosario, 1945. Biographical work on Marcos Lenzoni. With florilegio and two etchings by Ricardo Warecki and Azubi Borda. Dedicated to his brother Saul. 130 pages. Index and Colofon.[11][12][13]
 
Cover Page with dedication by the author
  • El Agricultor José de San Martín, (The Farmer). Foreword by Vicente Saenz. Dedicated to the author's parents. Editorial Perspectivas, Mexico, 1952. Partial biography of José de San Martín. Soft Cover and Hard Cover editions, both publish on the same year and both 145 pages. Index and Colofón. Hard Cover, 3000 copies, Sof Cover, 3000 copies.[11][14][15][16]
  • El Camino de Manuel Musto, (The Path of Manuel Musto). Hipocampo, Rosario, 1942. Foreword by Juan Filloy. Biographical work on Manuel Musto. Printed on June 30, 1942. 700 copies, rustic. Printer: Emilio Fenner, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. 190 pages. List of Illustrations, Index, Colofon.[11][17]
  • Himno al Arte. R-E Montes i Bradley and Nicolas Mastroiacovo. Casa Romano,Rosario, Santa Fe, 1942.[18]
  • El retrato de mi madre’’. Cinco diseños a la pluma. Cuatro telas al óleo y una escultura de bronce de César Augusto Caggiano. Con Estudio crítico por Ricardo Ernesto Montes i Bradley, catedrático de estilos en el profesorado de estética anexo a la Escuela Normal Nacional “Juan María Gutierrez” y de Historia del Arte en la escuela de Artes Plásticas de Rosario. Editorial Atenea, 1942. Format 27 x 37cm. Encuadernada en tela con sobrecubierta.[19]
  • El Estampero Argentino de Hoy. Ediciones Conferencia, Mexico 1957. Dedicated to "Virginia Picot, esposa y amiga”. This is an critical essay on a singular show of Argentine engravers artists in México. Foreword by Paul Westheim. Notes by Alfonso Reyes. Pages 62. 32 Prints in Black and white. [20][21]
  • Las lacas y los dibujos de Carlos Valdés Mujica. Written in collaboration with José León Pagano. The book comprises articles and essays by Juan Filloy, José León Pagano, Marcelo Menaché, Andrés Sabella, Fernán Félix de Amador, Santiago José Chierico, Luis Gudiño Kramer, Antonio J. Bucich, José González Carbalho, Manuel Mujica Láinez, Federico Monjardin, Edmundo Blanco Boer, Juan Sol, Pedro Badanelli, Anselmo Ballesteros, Sonia Dimitrowna, Rafael Serrano Vivanco, Rafael B. Esteban, Luis A. Paganotto, Santiago Bernardi, Miguel Flor de Lis, Dante Mantovani and others. (Editorial Atenea, Rosario, 1948)[11][22][23]

PublicationsEdit

  • Directrices, “Revista de la Cultura Artística y Literaria”. Córdoba. Co-directed with Romero del Prado y Gómez Ibañes. Staff writers Saúl Taborda, Raúl Orgaz, Carlos Brandán Garafa, José Pedroni, Oliverio Girondo, Alfonso Reyes, Vicente Nacatato, Enrique Ramponi, Pedro Vignale, Alfredo Hele, Manuel Rodeiro, Alfredo Bigatti, Ricardo Busso, Oliverio de Allende, José Manfredi, César Tiempo. Illustrations by Nicolás Antonio and Lino Spilimbergo. Only two issues were ever published, in August and September 1929. Format: 310 X 330 mm. Pages 32. A disclosure of principles followed the staff and publishers data: "...Lcuhar por un mañana mejor. Hemos querido dar un paso al frente: Presente!. Estamos, pues. No nos alabemos. No hablemos de optimismo. No por lo que atañe a nosotros, sino de la cooperación que a las esferas extremas se refiere... | Ideología: De Izquierda"[24]
  • Revista Paraná Paraná may be considered the founder of cultural relations between cities of Rosario and Santa Fe as a cultural phenomenon in the region of Paraná. The magazine was published between 1941 and 1943 by Ricardo Ernesto Montes i Bradley. The magazine found a place to express and disseminate works of Mateo Booz, Busaniche Jose, Olga Cosettini Elias Diaz Molano, Juan Filloy, Arturo Fruttero, Lucio Fontana, Leonidas Gambartes, Alcides Greca, Luis Gudiño Kramer, José Pedroni, Irma Peirano, Julio Vanzo, and Wernicke Rosa Agustin Zapata and others.[25][26]
  • Boletín de Cultura Intellectual [27] Piblished between June 1938 and January–September 1944.[28]

Journalistic worksEdit

Journalistic activity by Montes i Bradley can be summarized in his contribution to Spanish language newspapers in Argentina before his exile in Mexico from 1951 until 1973 and during a brief period in his return to Buenos Aires in 1973 and until his death in 1976. The media in which he has worked are: Diario La Nación, Buenos Aires, Diario La Capital, Rosario, Boletín de Cultura Intellectual, Rosario, Revista Paraná, Rosario, Diario Excelsior, Mexico, Diario El Nacional, Mexico, Revista Novedades, Mexico, Revista Siempre, México, Revista Hoy, México.

Essays of relevanceEdit

  • La respuesta. In memory of Antonio Machado. El Nacional, Issue 500. México. 1956. [29]
  • El taller de gráfica popular y su proyección continental. [30]
  • Nuevo y valioso aporte al conocimiento de Posada, Novedades. Mexico. D.F. May 4. 1952. The essay is an introduction to a publication containing 134 engravings by José Guadalupe Posada.[31]
  • Las judas de México. Mexican Folkways. Issue 2. México, 1925.[32]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Reseña histórica de la difusión cultural en la Universidad Autónoma..." by Irma Margarita Pompa del Angel. Departamento de Difusión Cultural, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, 2000. Original available from University of Texas
  2. ^ "Santa Fe en la literatura" by Felipe Justo Cervera, Graciela F. de Cocco, Graciela F. de; Pavan Cocco, Elda Maria, Elda Maria Pavan. Ediaicones sistemas de apoyo educativo, 1989.
  3. ^ Nacion Apache. Montes i Bradley y las artes plásticas by Juan Filloy
  4. ^ "Genealogías argentinas" by Lucio Ricardo Pérez Calvo. Original available from University of Texas
  5. ^ Gilberto González y Contreras. "Correo Indoamericano", Tribuna del Pensamiento Libre. Isuue # 9. Page 15. México.
  6. ^ "Revista "Universidad" by Universidad de Nuevo León, Universidad de León, Universidad de Nuevo León Departamento de Acción Social Universitaria, 1944. Original available from the University of Michigan
  7. ^ "Fuentes de la historia contemporánea de México" by Stanley Robert Ross. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1978. Original available from the University of Michigan
  8. ^ Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Argentina. Archivo.
  9. ^ Sasturain, Juan. “Pierce en Rosario” . Página|12, February 24, 2014
  10. ^ Descendants of Capt. Richard Sutton, shipmaster Fifth Generation. Thomas Osgood Bradley Foundation.
  11. ^ a b c d Descendants of Capt. Richard Sutton, shipmaster Fifth Generation. The Thomas Osgood Bradley Foundation .
  12. ^ "Santa Fe en la literatura" by Felipe Justo Cervera, Graciela F. de Cocco, Graciela F. de; Pavan Cocco, Elda Maria, Elda Maria Pavan. Ediciones sistemas de apoyo educativo, 1989.
  13. ^ "Solvente crítica povocada por "Resurrección de Lenzoni". On "Universidad de Antioquia" magazine. Medellín, Colombia. September–October 147. Chapter: Books
  14. ^ "Boletín de la Academia Argentina de Letras" by Academia Argentina de Letras, 1938. Original from the University of Michigan.
  15. ^ "Humanitas" by Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. 1953. Original from the University of Michigan.
  16. ^ "Reseña histórica de la zona de San Lorenzo" by Roberto I. Biraghi. 1973.
  17. ^ http://www.nacionapache.com.ar/archives/5675 Montes i Bradley y las artes plásticas by Juan Filloy
  18. ^ Catalogue of "The Antique Shop Book" (Libreria de Antaño). Libertad 1236, Buenos Aires Argentina. [1]
  19. ^ Sociedad Argentina de Escritores (SADE). Rosario, Argentina.
  20. ^ Archivo General de la Nacion. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  21. ^ World Cat [2]
  22. ^ "Ritratto di Cogorno" by Rosella Bruschi. De Ferrari, 2000. Cogomo, Italy. , Sandra Lebboroni
  23. ^ Biblioteca Nacional. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  24. ^ Pereyra, Washington Luis. "La prensa literaria argentina (1890-1974)” Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  25. ^ "Posada y la ironía plástica" by José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández. Available copy from University of Texas, 1958
  26. ^ Diario La Capital. February 22, 2004. News: "Rio que une y no divide"
  27. ^ Revista Hispánica moderna by Hispanic Institute in the United States, Universidad de Buenos Aires Instituto de Filología, Columbia University Hispanic Institute, New York City: Casa de las España, Columbia University, 1934. Original available from the University of California.
  28. ^ CeDInCI | Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en Argentina. Catalogue. Fray Luis Beltran 125, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [3]
  29. ^ Universidad autónoma de México Instituto de investigaciones filológico. "Diccionario de escritores mexicanos". p. 117. México 2004
  30. ^ Flores Villela, Carlos Arturo. "México, la cultura. el arte y la vida cotidiana. Vol 1". Serie Fuentes 7. p.217. Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Humanidades. Universidad Autónoma de México. A copy of the essay can be found at the Museo de Arte Moderno in México City.
  31. ^ Flores Villela, Carlos Arturo. "México, la cultura. el arte y la vida cotidiana. Vol 1". Serie Fuentes 7. p. 213. Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Humanidades. Universidad Autónoma de México.
  32. ^ Iglesias y Cabrera, Sonia. “Las fiestas tradicionales de México”. p.252 Mexico, 2009

ReferencesEdit

  • Vintage Books [4]
  • Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Rosario [5]
  • Newspaper Pagina | 12. Buenos Aires, Argentina [6]
  • Archivo Histórico Municipal de la Ciudad de Río Cuarto
  • Alderman Library | University of Virginia