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Carmen Herrera Art

Cuban, 1915-2022
Born May 30, 1915, in Havana, Cuba, Carmen Herrera was educated in Havana and Paris, studying art, art history, and architecture. In 1939 she married an American, Jesse Loewenthal. She moved to New York City, where she attended classes at the Art Students League and was a frequent visitor to the Whitney Museum of American Art. From 1948 to 1953, Herrera and Loewenthal lived in Paris, where she became associated with an international group of artists, the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles. Herrera exhibited her work with them regularly and developed a distilled, geometric style of abstraction, reducing her palette to three colors for each composition and then to two. Herrera's hard-edged canvases emerged when Ellsworth Kelly, whose time in France overlapped with Herrera's, began producing his abstractions around the same time that Frank Stella began producing his famous black paintings. Herrera's ascetic compositions, which prefigured the development of Minimalism by almost a decade, did not find a warm reception when she returned to New York in 1954, a time when Abstract Expressionism still reigned supreme. As both a woman and an immigrant, Herrera faced significant discrimination in the art world. Yet, she persisted and continued to paint for the next six decades, only rarely exhibiting her work publicly. Herrera worked almost every day in her studio, and her oeuvre demonstrated a disciplined but highly sophisticated exploration of color and form. As she once stated, "I believe that I will always be in awe of the straight line; its beauty is what keeps me painting." Since the late 1990s, Herrera has garnered increasing attention for her work, selling her first painting in 2004. The last significant museum presentation of Herrera's work in this country was a 2005 show at Miami Art Central, preceded only by a 1998 show of her black and white paintings at El Museo del Barrio and a 1985 show at The Alternative Museum, both in New York. Her first monographic presentation in Europe was held at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England; in 2009, she traveled to Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany. In the last decade, the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Tate Modern have all acquired works by the artist. She died at the age of 106, in New York, in 2022.
(Biography provided by Latin Art Core)
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Artist: Carmen Herrera
Carmen Herrera, Rojo y Negro - Abstract Art, Minimalism, Hard-Edge, Signed Print
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Hamburg, DE
Carmen Herrera (Cuban, b. 1915) Rojo y Negro, 1993 Medium: Screenprint on wove paper Dimensions: 55.7 × 48 cm (21 9/10 × 18 9/10 in) Edition of 200 + 25 A.P.: Hand-signed, numbered, ...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Carmen Herrera Art

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Rondo (Blue and Yellow)
By Carmen Herrera
Located in London, GB
Limited Edition, Rondo (Blue and Yellow) (1965) by Carmen Herrera. Fine Bone China Edition of 250 Printed signature and edition details on verso
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2010s Contemporary Carmen Herrera Art

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Ceramic

Carmen Herrera, Untitled (NRW) - Lithograph in Color, Minimalism, Signed Print
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Hamburg, DE
Carmen Herrera (Cuban, b. 1915) Untitled (NRW), 2017 Medium: Lithograph in colors, on 300g Velin d’Arches paper Dimensions: 100 x 67 cm Edition size: 100 + 10 AP + 10 PP + 1 HC + 1 A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Carmen Herrera Art

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Lithograph

Untitled
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Located in Miami, FL
Carmen Herrera (1915-2022) Untitled 2008 Serigraph Edition 21 of 60 Size: 27 x 27 in Signed and dated at the bottom right corner. Carmen Herrera was an American-Cuban Minimalist art...
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Early 2000s Abstract Geometric Carmen Herrera Art

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Verde y Amarillo (Green and Yellow). Folder of 3 lithographs. Edition 4 of 4
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Miami, FL
Folder of three lithographs by Carmen Herrera published in an edition of twenty, plus eight artist's proof and four printer's proof. Each print is signed "Carmen Herrera" in the lowe...
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Iberic Plate
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Washington , DC, DC
printed signature and edition details on verso custom artist box with printed signature
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Carmen Herrera Art

Untitled (Red and White)
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Bristol, GB
Lithograph on wove paper Edition of 500 Signed 'Carmen Herrera' and numbered on a gallery label affixed to the back of the print Excellent, with minor residual framing marks visible ...
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Untitled, 2018
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Bristol, GB
Two Colour Silkscreen Edition of 50 Signed and numbered on front Pristine, no apparent condition issues Our mission is to connect art collectors to opportunity. Whether it be figura...
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Verde y Rojo for Studio
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Bristol, GB
Silkscreen on hand torn Coventry Rag Edition of 28 52.5 × 66 cm (20.7 × 26 in) Signed and numbered on front Mint Our mission is to connect art collectors to opportunity. Whether it ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Carmen Herrera Art

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Carmen Herrera, Untitled (Red and White), Abstract Art, Minimalism, Signed Print
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Located in Hamburg, DE
Carmen Herrera (Cuban, b. 1915) Untitled (Red and White), 2011 Medium: Lithograph on wove paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 × 8 in (29.3 × 20.3 cm) Edition of 500: Signed, numbered, and dated...
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Untitled, Silkscreen, Abstract Artist, Geometric, Minimalism, Hard-Edge
By Carmen Herrera
Located in Hamburg, DE
Carmen Herrera (Cuban, b. 1915) Untitled, 2018 Medium: Silkscreen in colors Dimensions: 76.2 x 55.9 cm (30 x 22 in) Edition of 50: Hand signed and numbered Condition: Mint
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Carmen Herrera Art

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Screen

The Way
By Carmen Herrera
Located in New York, NY
2018 Lithograph in colors, on Velin d' Arches 300gm paper Sheet: 39 2/5 x 21 1/10 in. (100.1 x 53.6 cm) Edition of 20 Signed and numbered in pencil Unframed, excellent condition
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2010s Minimalist Carmen Herrera Art

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Untitled
By Carmen Herrera
Located in New York, NY
2017 One-color lithograph on Velin d' Arches 300gm paper Sheet: 39 2/5 x 26 2/5 in. (100.1 x 67.1 cm) Edition of 100 Signed and numbered in pencil Unframed, excellent condition
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Untitled (NRW)
By Carmen Herrera
Located in New York, NY
Lithograph print on Arches paper Signed and numbered in pencil, verso This photograph is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Published by Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfale...
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2010s Carmen Herrera Art

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