Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0048185
Name
Rufino Tamayo
Mexican, born Oaxaca, Mexico 1899-died Mexico City, Mexico 1991, active USA 1935-ca.1953
Active in
  • New York, New York
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Artist Biography

Mexican painter and muralist, who was influenced by the European modernism of Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso as well as pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art. He rejected the dogma of the muralist explosion after the Mexican Revolution in favor of an exploration of modernist styles, waiting until 1933 to paint his first mural.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)

Works by This Artist

1964
lithograph
1926
woodcut on paper
1931
linoleum cut on paper
1945
ink with pencil and gouache on paper