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Salvador De Regil
Portrait of Marian Virginia Schuster

$4,300

About

Marian Schuster was 19 years old in 1954 and attended City College San Francisco where she studied Art. In the old school, Victorian, San Francisco, moneyed household that she was raised in, studying art and design was a very rebellious act for which she received harsh criticism from her mother. It was that year that Marian met Salvador De Regil. She loved his artistic style, his detail in design, and that he was a handsome Latino. It was the perfect storm. Marian had a plan. She would make a statement of independence against her mother. Posing for this painting was it... With the look on her eyes, bare shoulders and cleavage, adding the "come here" finger gesture .... It was way over the top. For all intents and purposes, it might as well have been a full frontal nude. In a dramatic gesture, Marian gave the painting to her mother as a gift. It was her way of saying in no uncertain terms, "I am a grown woman now and this my life. I will do what I want, and see who I want, whether you like it or not!" Marian’s mother had a fit and their relationship was never as Marian had hoped for. Marian’s mother returned the painting soon after and it’s been wrapped up ever since. ************ Born in Mexico, Salvador de Regil came to America in the 1930s. As his artistic expression developed, he became known for his surreal paintings. In 1940 de Regil completed a gouache portrait of Bob Hope on the set of Ghostbreakers. The painting was based on the film plot and is presently part of the Bob Hope Archives (#187). Salvador de Regil was represented by the famous Julien Levy Gallery in NYC and in 1941 had a solo exhibit. When Julien Levy died in 1981 the gallery archives were donated to the Art Institute of Chicago. During WWII de Regil worked in Texas painting glass eyes for blinded soldiers. After the war he settled in the Bay Area where he painted and taught. De Regil designed the popular restaurant and watering hole Tiburon Tommies which was a favorite of all the artists of the area. De Regil was also associated with The Art League of California (no longer in existence), and at least one catalog has his photo. He participated in their professional continuing education series. There are also records of de Regil in the Museum of Modern Art Department of Painting and Sculpture. Salvador de Regil moved to Laguna Beach in the early 1960s. In 1968 he died and was buried in Lake Forest, California. He was married twice and has one daughter. Information provided by Wendy Weigman.

Details

  • Creator
    Salvador De Regil (1914 - 1968, Mexican)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU51632942843

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