R. Tamayo poster B. Lewin Galleries Singing Man 17.5 x24

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 16, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a R. Tamayo poster from the B. Lewin Galleries. It is in Good condition. It has a few traces of gold on the edges where the frame used to be and is a little bent on top (again, probably due to the frame). It is 17.5x24".
Shipping: Will be shipped in a tube. Can be shipped internationally. Can be picked up locally.
About the Artist: "Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899–1991) was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and moved to Mexico City with an aunt after the death of his parents. In his early years, he worked in the family business but developed a passion for art after his aunt enrolled him in art classes. Tamayo began studying art at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas in San Carlos in 1917. During his time there, he was influenced by Impressionism, Cubism, and Fauvism. Due to dissatisfaction with his studies, Tamayo left school and went to work for Jose Vasconcelos (Mexican, 1882–1959) at the Department of Ethnographic Drawings in 1921. He was eventually promoted to the head of his department.
Tamayo's artwork frequently profiles images associated with the Zapotec heritage. One of his most notable paintings, Children Playing With Fire , was painted in 1947 during the time of Mexican revolt. This piece shows two people being burned by a fire they created to symbolize the people
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