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Felipe Castañeda
Large Latin American Mexican Master Bronze Sculpture Mother with Child SIgned

1989

About the Item

From small limited edition of 7, this is a signed and dated hollow cast bronze sculpture. Provenance: Important Miami Beach estate that included many paintings and sculpture by Post Impressionist masterpieces and works by Latin American masters. Felipe Castaneda (Mexican, b.1933) was born in 1933 in La Palma in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. His artistic career began at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City where he became an assistant to the renowned sculptor Francisco Zúñiga (French, 1867–1947), Zuniga helped the artist realize his aptitude for sculpting and carving. Castañeda finished his studies in 1963, and by 1970, he was showing his work in exhibitions. Castañeda experimented with many media in order to master molding clay for his sculptures, preferring to work in marble, onyx, and bronze. The heavy influence of pre-Columbian artifacts is evident in his traditional approach to representing the human form. His stylized depictions of the female body are just one example of his expressive use of the media he works with. His sculptures have appeared in exhibitions all over the world, including commissioned public sculptures in Mexico and California. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Art History in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Select Exhibitions 2002 “Images of Latin America,” with Vladimir Cora, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Zuniga, and Francisco Ruiz, Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2002 “Mexican Masters,” with Rufino Tamayo, Austerer Crider Gallery, Palm Springs, CA 2001 “Portraits and Figure Survey” A Group Show with Joseph Solman, Francesca Genoves, Catherine Woskow, Maria Korusiewicz, Cheryl Barnett, and Jean-Jacque Blot, Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1998 Muestra Internacional de Escultura, Zacatecas, Mexico Castañeda has exhibited and been recognized in his native Mexico and around the world. His commissioned public sculptures are placed in a number of Mexican cities as well as in Palm Springs, California. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Art History in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, among many others. Honors, including one from UNICEF in 1980, from Israel in 1996, and from the International Academy of Modern Art in Rome in 1998 have been bestowed upon him.
  • Creator:
    Felipe Castañeda (1933, Mexican)
  • Creation Year:
    1989
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 19 in (48.26 cm)Width: 13 in (33.02 cm)Depth: 11 in (27.94 cm)
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  • Period:
  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3826959552
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