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educator , art historian

Jacinto Quirarte, American art historian, educator.


Quirarte, Jacinto was born on August 17, 1931 in Jerome, Arizona, United States. Son of Francisco and Fructuosa (Jimenez) Quirarte.


Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1954. Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, National University Mexico, 1964.


Art teacher, AM. College, Mexico City, 1959-1961;assistant, National U. Mexico, 1961-1962;dean men, professor of history art, University of Americas, 1962-1964;director cultural affairs, Centro Venezolano Americano, Caracas, Venezuela, 1964-1966;visiting professor, Yale University, 1967;professor of history of art, University Texas, Austin, 1967-1972;dean College Fine and Applied Arts, University Texas, Austin, 1972-1978;professor of history of art, University Texas, San Antonio, since 1972;director Research Center for Visual Arts, University Texas, San Antonio, since 1977. Visiting professor U. New Mexico, 1971, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1984, U. London, 1987. Consultant-panelist National Foundation on Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for Arts, special projects, 1974-1976.

Consultant-panelist education division, research grants division National Endowment for Humanities, 1975-1982, division special projects, fellowships division, 1976-1982, national board consultants, 1977-1978. Member of advisory commission on affirmativeaction in institutions of higher education Department of Health, Education and Welfare/Labor Department, 1976-1977. Member taskforce on education, training and development professional artists and arts educators National Council on Arts, 1977-1978.

Chairman task force on Hispanic American Arts, 1978-1979. Member visual arts and humanities panel Texas Commision on Arts and Humanities, 1976-1980. Consultant Texas Education Agency.

Advisory committee American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, l974-76. Member of advisory committee Trustees for Harvard University, 1978-1981. Lecturer in field, United States, abroad.



Board directors, vice president San Antonio Arts Council, 1973-1977. Board directors, member executive committee San Antonio Symphony, 1976-1980. Served with Strategic Air Command United States Air Force, 1954-1957.

Member Mid-American College Art Association, Society for American Archaeology, International Congress Americanists, International Congress History of Art, International Congress Ethnology and Anthropology, Latin American Studies Association, Texas Council on Arts in Education, Association for Latin American Arts (president 1979-1984), National Chicano Council on Higher Education, Texas Alliance for Arts.


Married Sara Farmer, December 18, 1954. 1 child, Sabrina Pilar.

Francisco Quirarte

Fructuosa (Jimenez) Quirarte

Sara Farmer

Sabrina Pilar Quirarte