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Mis Hermanos

1976 Jesse Treviño Born: Monterrey, Mexico 1946 acrylic on canvas 48 x 70 in. (121.9 x 177.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Lionel Sosa, Ernest Bromley, Adolfo Aguilar of Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar and Associates 1994.74 Not currently on view


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Mis Hermanos was inspired by a snapshot of a weekend family get-together where siblings gather for a photo, their eyes perhaps focused on multiple cameras. Treviño was attracted to such commonplace yet personally meaningful subjects after returning as a wounded Vietnam veteran to his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Treviño’s photorealist paintings monumentalize everyday people and places not traditionally viewed as icons of the United States.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Keywords

Portrait group - family - siblings

Portrait group - male

Recreation - leisure - eating and drinking

painting

paint - acrylic

fabric - canvas