This is a 100% original Montanola oil painting (#MR-20-4-60) titled "South American Street Village" on stretched canvas 20"x24" signed and dated (1982) by the artist , Miguel Angel Gomez Cruz ( Montanola ) 1906-1994.
Additionally we are including the original collector's catalog card - containing additional information specific to this painting - that came with this important piece . (please see pictures above) .
This modern masterpiece can be hung on the wall, as is, or can be traditionally framed. This is not a copy or a reproduction! Don't miss this great opportunity for you to collect a beautiful and superb true original ---from this known and respected, award-winning artist ---at the lowest possible price .
We have obtained the largest private collection of Montanola original oil paintings ever assembled, from the beneficiaries of a single private Montanola collector. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain 100% original, one-of-a-kind masterpieces from this modern day impressionist, folk artist, and editorial cartoonist at remarkably low prices. Avoid disappointment. T are no duplicates. Bid early and bid often!
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MONTANOLA - THE ARTIST
The force and power of Montanola is in his ability to control the eye. The artist has perfected a "hypnotic style" in which the viewer seems to chance upon the canvas from a hidden vantage point, and is subtly invited to participate in the scene. Montanola's strong Don Quixote type figures are a mixture of illusion and reality. They are fighters, challengers, locked in combat with the elements, yet somehow complacent and totally aware of nature. The artist's diversification of subject matter, his subjectivity, coupled with hypnotic illusion compel the viewer to linger and wander and to ultimately accept the artists involvement with mankind. The end product of many of his paintings appears to be a beautiful, nostalgic view of the world. This reviewer believes that Montanola is a truly a great artist, and the value of his contribution to art will become more widely recognized.
MONTANOLA - THE MAN
Miguel Angel Gomez (Montanola), was born on December 29, 1906 in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. He studied art at the Guayas Philanthropic society of Guayaquil. As a caricaturist, he achieved much triumph doing editorial cartoons at "El Universo" - the major newspaper of 'Ecuador, w he worked for 36 years. In 1960 he competed in the International Editorial Cartoon Competition, organized by the World Newspaper Forum, and won first place for all of Latin America and 3rd place in the International Competition. Montanola participated in many expositions in his country and received many awards. After a brilliant career he took up residence in the Untied States, w for thirteen years, in semi-retirement, he painted hundreds of oil paintings, most of which are in the hands of collectors and galleries in different countries of the world. Montanola died in Burbank California on January 9, 1994