Rufino Tamayo: The Essential Figure


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Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991) was a leading Mexican artist of the 20th century who achieved international acclaim. He became known primarily for his paintings and murals, but also created a robust body of works on paper, which provided an important avenue for formal and technical innovation.

This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation at Charles White Elementary School, December 21, 2019 - July 11, 2020. By Rachel Kaplan.

Drawn exclusively from LACMA’s holdings, this exhibition highlights Tamayo’s engagement with printmaking and also includes a selection of Mesoamerican sculpture from the museum’s collection, an important source of inspiration for the artist. Spanning over 60 years of his prolific career, Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation focuses on Tamayo’s longstanding interest in prints as a means of exploring new techniques and furthering experimentation.

- Flexibound
-74 pages,  8.75 x 11.5 x 0.4 inches
-30 color Illustrations
- 2019

SKU: 63387

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