Rufino Tamayo, ‘Figura en Roja’, 1989, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

mixografia print on handmade paper,
Edition of 100, 30 AP, 30 HC, Proofs: 1
Image Size: 22.25x30.25
Paper Size: 28x35
Frame Size: 33x40

Signature: signed lower right

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

Solo Shows on Artsy

Rufino Tamayo, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
Rufino Tamayo: Graphics, Latin American Masters, Santa Monica

Group Shows on Artsy

Sojourn, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
MOLAA At Twenty: 1996–2016, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, Long Beach
Summer Show 2015, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
Master Prints of the '70s - '90s, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
View/ Review: Contemporary Masters, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe