Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile


New York

Significant Events

1914 Pau Casals
Married singer Susan Metcalfe, whom he he would divorce in 1920
1914 Pau Casals
Following the outbreak of the war, Casals fled Paris and spent long periods in New York
1922 León Felipe
Returns to Spain for a few weeks, then travels to the US, where he stays in New York for a few months.
1924–1928 León Felipe
Goes to the USA, where his wife is a lecturer. Lectures at Columbia and Cornell and translates works by Waldo Frank and Walt Whitman. Meets Federico García Lorca.
1925 Américo Castro
Visiting professor at Columbia University.
Feb–Apr 1927 José Moreno Villa
Stay in New York for peronal reasons. Publishes articles and gives a conference in Columbia University. Becomes friend of Federico de Onís.
1932 García Orellana, Rosario
Began a successful career in New York. Thereafter she toured the United States, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Brasil, singing zarzuela and opera
Nov 1934–Feb 1935 María Teresa León
Before returning to Spain, the couple travels to North America, where María Teresa writes several articles protesting against the suppression of the revolt in Asturias by the Spanish authorities.
1938 Alfonso Rodríguez Castelao
Exiled in New York. Takes part in the election campaign at the Centro Gallego in Havana.
1939 Ramón J. Sender
Arrives in New York with his two children on board the U. S. Manhattan. The children stay in the US whilst Sender travels on to Mexico, where he founds the publishing house Quetzal.
1939 Pablo Picasso
Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
17 May 1939 Emilio Prados
Arrives in New York City, where they leave for Mexico by coach.
Jul–Aug 1939 Eugenio Imaz
Travels to America. Arrives to New York
1940 Antonio [Antonio Ruiz Soler]
After a Latin-American tour through Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Perou and Venezuela, they performed at the Waldorf Astoria, in New York. For the first time, they used their real names, although they added Los Chavalillos de España, as they came to be known in Latin America
1943 Antonio [Antonio Ruiz Soler]
After starring in films such as Ziegfeld Girls, Canta otra canción, La cantina de Hollywood and Panamericana, they returned to New York, where they performed on Broadway and at the Roxy Cinema. That same year, the founded their own enterprise and presented their own show at the Carnegie Hall, Corpus Christi en Sevilla, with the eponymous score by Isaac Albéniz
Aug 1943 Ramón J. Sender
Marries Florence Hall.
1945 Luís Seoane
His book of drawings, Homenaje a la Torre de Hércules, is selected in New York as one of the top ten books of drawings to be published between 1935 and '45.
1945–1947 Ramón J. Sender
Writes for different newspapers and journals in English and Spanish: The Saturday Review of Literature, The New Leader, Las Españas, etc.
Jan 1946 Ramón J. Sender
Becomes an American citizen.
1950 María de la O Lejárraga
María sells the house in Nice and moves to New York, then to Hollywood. She fails in her attempt to sell her stories and comedies there. She moves to Mexico, then to Buenos Aires, where she spends the last 24 years of her life, writing, translating, and working for the press.
15–16 Feb 1951 Pedro Salinas
La fuente del arcángel performed at Columbia University by a theatre group of Barnard College, directed by Laura de los Ríos.
Mar 1952 Pablo Picasso
Le désir attrapé par la queue performed in New York by the Living Theatre group.
1956 Luís Seoane
Exhibits in New York for the first time. He will exhibit here a number of times before 1962.
1958 Paco Ignacio Taibo (I)
Leaves Spain for Mexico City with his wife, Maricarmen, and son Paco Ignacio, stopping in New York and Havana on the way. He witnesses the last days of the Batista government in Cuba.
1962–1963 Tomás Segovia
Thanks to a grant from the Farfield Foundation, travels to New York, Paris and Rome.
Sep–Dec 1969 Agustí Bartra
Guest lecturer at the University of Maryland. Takes over the Juan Ramán Jiménez Lecturership.
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