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Francisco Zúñiga

Untitled (Seated Woman), 1971

Watercolor and pastel on paper
19 5/8 × 25 1/2 in
49.8 × 64.8 cm
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LUPITA TOVAR

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Signed and dated lower right: Zúñiga 1971
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Francisco Zúñiga
Costa Rican, 1912–1998
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Francisco Zúñiga produced both two- and three-dimensional works in a uniquely regionalized style, combining his classical training with Aztec forms. Though he made some abstract works, Zúñiga was best known for his nude figural works; his favorite subjects were female peasants native to Central America, whose full figures and otherwise “non-ideal” body types he depicted honestly. Zúñiga constantly expanded his practice to include work in new mediums. He made a majority of his sculptures in bronze, but also came to use alabaster, modeling clay, plaster, and marble. At the age of 60, he made his first lithograph. Zúñiga studied under sculptor Oliverio Martinez and painter Manuel Rodriguez Lozano at the Escuela de Talla Directa, though his first instructor was his father, sculptor Manuel Maria Zúñiga.

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Signed and dated lower right: Zúñiga 1971
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Francisco Zúñiga
Costa Rican, 1912–1998
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Francisco Zúñiga produced both two- and three-dimensional works in a uniquely regionalized style, combining his classical training with Aztec forms. Though he made some abstract works, Zúñiga was best known for his nude figural works; his favorite subjects were female peasants native to Central America, whose full figures and otherwise “non-ideal” body types he depicted honestly. Zúñiga constantly expanded his practice to include work in new mediums. He made a majority of his sculptures in bronze, but also came to use alabaster, modeling clay, plaster, and marble. At the age of 60, he made his first lithograph. Zúñiga studied under sculptor Oliverio Martinez and painter Manuel Rodriguez Lozano at the Escuela de Talla Directa, though his first instructor was his father, sculptor Manuel Maria Zúñiga.

Francisco Zúñiga

Untitled (Seated Woman), 1971

Watercolor and pastel on paper
19 5/8 × 25 1/2 in
49.8 × 64.8 cm
Bidding closed
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