Samuel Collection No reserve fine art auctions Overview : This is an original acrylic on masonite board painting by listed Chile/California artist Juan "Guzman" Maldonado . Signed on the front and back as shown. Newer custom frame is ready to hang! Bids start at 12 dollars. Condition : This painting is in overall very good condition with very mild wear. Frame has mild wear from storage and handling. Measurements : Painting measures 11 x 14 inches. Framed measures 12 x 15 inches. Bio : Born in Chile in 1948, he moved to California in 1972. Previously influenced by Fauvism and Expressionism in his object and non-objective painting, Guzman-Maldonado began painting the California landscape, en plein air, very early in the morning or right before sunset. He cites Charles Reiffel, Maurice Braun and Charles Fries as influences. He began painting with his fingers and realized that objects performed better than the paint brush. His palette became heavy and colors abstracted from the sun were moved onto masonite board, creating timeless imagery.