Rufino Tamayo, ‘El Muchacho del Violin’, 1990, Gary Nader

Signature: signed and dated O-90 lower right

New York, Marlborough Gallery, Rufino Tamayo, Recent Paintings 1980-1990, September 26-October 16, 1990, no. 31
Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Tamayo: Su idea del hombre, August 26-October 31, 1999, cat. 57, p. 91, illustrated in color
Mexico City, Museo Tamayo, Tamayo/Trayectos, August 26, 2012-April 14, 2013, p. 175, illustrated in color

Octavio Paz and Jacques Lassaigne, Rufino Tamayo, Barcelona, 1995, no. 281, p. 304, illustrated in color
Teresa del Conde, et. al., Tamayo, Mexico City, 1998, p. 192, illustrated in color
Laura Viadas, “Idea y hombre en Rufino Tamayo”, Barro Sur, October 1999, p. 16, illustrated in color
Ingrid Suckaer, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2000, p. 440-1, discussed; also illustrated in color on the cover
Edward J. Sullivan, et. al., 10 Maestros de la plástica mexicana, Mexico, 2003, p. 164, illustrated in color
Raquel Tibol, Nuevo Realismo y posvanguardia en la Américas, Mexico, 2003, p. 71, discussed
Juan Arturo Brennan, el. al., Cuerpo y espíritu, Medicina y creación musical, Mexico City, 2004, p. 6, illustrated in color

Acquired from the artist
Private Collection, Mexico

About Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo, a Mexican artist of Zapotecan Indian descent, combined European painting styles and Mexican folk motifs in his paintings and prints. Tamayo, admired the works of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, developed a strong interest in pre-Columbian art while working at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. He reacted against the political overtones of the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco; instead, he was concerned with form and symbolism, and combining Mexican styles with Cubism and Surrealism. He was also active in the development of Mixografia, a printmaking technique used to create deep textured effects.

Mexican, 1899-1991, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico