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Rufino Tamayo Art

Mexican, 1899-1991

Rufino Tamayo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 1899 to parents Manuel Arellanes and Florentina Tamayo. Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction with surrealist influences. Although Tamayo studied drawing at the Academy of Art at San Carlos as a young adult, he became dissatisfied and eventually decided to study on his own.

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Artist: Rufino Tamayo
"Hombre contemplando la luna" signed / numbered original etching
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching and aquatint. Signed in pencil and numbered 68 of 80. Printed in 1947 on Velin de Hollande paper and published in New York by the Quadrangle Press as a speci...
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1940s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Personaje en Perfil, Surrealist Etching by Rufina Tamayo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Long Island City, NY
A Surrealist etching by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo of a simple red and blue figure standing in profile against a brown background, gesturing with one red hand to something out of v...
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1980s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

Personaje en Ventana, Surrealist Etching by Rufina Tamayo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Long Island City, NY
A Surrealist etching by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo of a simple pink figure against a blue background, seemingly staring through a window with piercing white eyes. This piece is one...
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1980s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

"Sandías", Rufino Tamayo, Mixographia, 29x37, Modernism, Watermelon, Abstract
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Sandías" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction Mixographia on amate paper measuring 29x37 in. The piece is framed in a floater frame with light wood. Rufino Tamayo, "Sandíos"...
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1980s Post-Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Mixed Media, Handmade Paper

Personaje con Red
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this large, color Mixografía print on handmade paper. Signed and numbered 20/100 in pencil. Printed and published by Taller de Gráfica Mexicana, Mexico City...
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1980s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Handmade Paper, Color

Mujer en Lila
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color lithograph. Signed and numbered 40/150 in pencil. Printed by Desjobert, Paris. Published by Touchstone Publishers, Ltd., New York. From "Mujeres....
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1960s Abstract Rufino Tamayo Art

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Color, Lithograph

"Máscara Roja (Red Mask)" 1969 hand-signed numbered lithograph by Rufino Tamayo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Máscara Roja (Red Mask)" 1969 lithograph by Rufino Tamayo. Hand-signed "R Tamayo" and hand numbered 54/150.
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1960s Other Art Style Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Cabeza Sobre en Fondo Verde
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
Cabeza Sobre en Fondo Verde, 1979 etching, ed. of 99 + 15 AP 29 7/8 x 22 in. (75.88 x 55.88 cm) Published by Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona. Framed: 25 1/8 x 32 3/4 in.
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1970s Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

Manos En Rojo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
color etching ed. of 99 + 15 AP 22 x 29 3/4 in. / 55.9 x 75.6 cm Printed by Taller de Gráfica, Mexico. Published by Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona.
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1970s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

Bodegón
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
color etching and aquatint, edition of 99 + 15 AP 22 x 29 7/8 in. / 55.9 x 75.9 cm Printed & published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona.
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1980s Abstract Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

Personaje de Perfil
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
Color aquatint and etching Edition of 99 + 15 AP + 15 HC 29 7/8 x 22 in. / 75.9 x 55.9 cm Published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona.
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1980s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Torso de Mujer
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Torso de Mujer (Torso de Femmee)" from the suite "The Mujeres File" 1969 is an original colors lithograph on Wove paper by renown Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, 1899-1991. It is hand signed and inscribed H.C. (Hors Commerce) in pencil by the artist. The image size is 26.85 x 21 inches, framed size is 40.75 x 33 inches. Published by Touchtone Publisher, New York, printed by Ateliers Desjobert, Paris. Referenced and pictured in the artist's catalogue raisonne by Pereda, plate #108 page 107. Custom framed in a wooden gold frame, with gold bevel and light beige fabric matting. It is in excellent condition. About the artist: A native of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico, Rufino Tamayo's father was a shoemaker, and his mother a seamstress. Some accounts state that he was descended from Zapotec Indians, but he was actually 'mestizo' - of mixed indigenous/European ancestry. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). He began painting at age 11. Orphaned at the age of 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City, where he was raised by his maternal aunt who owned a wholesale fruit business. In 1917, he entered the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts, but left soon after to pursue independent study. Four years later, Tamayo was appointed the head designer of the department of ethnographic drawings at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. There he was surrounded by pre-Colombian objects, an aesthetic inspiration that would play a pivotal role in his life. In his own work, Tamayo integrated the forms and tones of pre-Columbian ceramics...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Torso de Joven (Torso de Jeune Fille)
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Torso de Joven (Torso de Jeune Fille)" from the suite "The Mujeres File" 1969 is an original colors lithograph on Wove paper by renown Mexican artist Rufino Tama...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Barcelona, ES
The painting is being offered with a work and authenticity certificate
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

"Hombre contemplando la luna" original etching
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching and aquatint. Printed in 1947 on Velin de Hollande paper and published in New York by the Quadrangle Press as the frontispiece of the deluxe edition of Rober...
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1940s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Femme au Collant Rose (Mujer Con Mallas Rosas), Surreal Lithograph by Tamayo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Long Island City, NY
The title of this piece by Mexican Surrealist artist Rufino Tamayo translates to "Woman with Pink Tights", The signed and numbered lithograph is from the Mujeres suite, a portfolio o...
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1960s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

“Perro Herido (Wounded Dog)” from 90th Anniversary Suite Lithograph Ed. 22/110
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Houston, TX
Abstract surrealist lithograph of a dog wounded by an arrow. This work is from his 90th anniversary suite, the last prints Tamayo completed, before passing on. Signed and editioned a...
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1980s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Femme Souriante
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Warren, NJ
in excellent condition signed and numbered
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1960s Rufino Tamayo Art

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Paper

La Negra (The Black Woman)
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "La Negra (The Black Woman)" from the suite "The Mujeres File" 1969 is an original colors lithograph on B.F.K. Rives paper by renown Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, 1899-1991. It is hand signed and numbered 150/150 in pencil by the artist. The image size is 26.85 x 21.25 inches, sheet size is 29.5 x 22.15 inches, framed size is 42 x 35 inches. Published by Touchtone Publisher, New York, printed by Ateliers Desjobert, Paris. Referenced and pictured in the artist's catalogue raisonne by Pereda, plate #109 page 107. Custom framed in a wooden silver frame, with silver spacer and fabric matting. It is in excellent condition. About the artist: A native of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico, Rufino Tamayo's father was a shoemaker, and his mother a seamstress. Some accounts state that he was descended from Zapotec Indians, but he was actually 'mestizo' - of mixed indigenous/European ancestry. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). He began painting at age 11. Orphaned at the age of 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City, where he was raised by his maternal aunt who owned a wholesale fruit business. In 1917, he entered the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts, but left soon after to pursue independent study. Four years later, Tamayo was appointed the head designer of the department of ethnographic drawings at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. There he was surrounded by pre-Colombian objects, an aesthetic inspiration that would play a pivotal role in his life. In his own work, Tamayo integrated the forms and tones of pre-Columbian ceramics into his early still lives and portraits of Mexican men and women. In the early 1920s he also taught art classes in Mexico City's public schools. Despite his involvement in Mexican history, he did not subscribe to the idea of art as nationalistic propaganda. Modern Mexican art at that time was dominated by 'The Three Great Ones' : Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueros, but Tamayo began to be noted as someone 'new' and different' for his blending of the aesthetics of post Revolutionary Mexico with the vanguard artists of Europe and the United States. After the Mexican Revolution, he focused on creating his own identity in his work, expressing what he thought was the traditional Mexico, and refusing to follow the political trends of his contemporary artists. This caused some to see him as a 'traitor' to the political cause, and he felt it difficult to freely express himself in his art. As a result, he decided to leave Mexico in 1926 and move to New York, along with his friend, the composer Carlos Chavez. The first exhibition of Tamayo's work in the United States was held at the Weyhe Gallery, New York, in that same year. The show was successful, and Tamayo was praised for his 'authentic' status as a Mexican of 'indigenous heritage', and for his internationally appealing Modernist aesthetic. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). Throughout the late thirties and early forties New York's Valentine Gallery gave him shows. For nine years, beginning in 1938, he taught at the Dalton School in New York. In 1929, some health problems led him to return to Mexico for treatment. While there he took a series of teaching jobs. During this period he became romantically involved with the artist Maria Izquierdo...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

"Dos Personajes Atacado Per Perros", Rufino Tamayo, Mixographia, 61x98, Modern
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Dos Personajes Atacado Per Perros" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction Mixographia on amate paper measuring 61x98 in. The piece is sandwiched between two pieces of plexigla...
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1980s Post-Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Mixed Media

Hombre en gris, 1981
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Warren, NJ
in good condition some minor scratching on the plexiglass
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1980s Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Juglar
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this scarce color aquatint and etching. Signed and numbered 84/99 in white crayon by Tamayo. Printed and published by Polígrafa, Barcelona. From "Rufino Tam...
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1970s Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

Rufino Tamayo, "Personaje con Sombrero" 1979
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Personaje con Sombrero" is a superb figurative abstraction by the renown Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo. An aquatint and etching in colors printed on a full sheet of watermarked woven handmade paper. The full sheet measures 29 5/8 inches H. x 22 inches W. Framed dimensions are 40 3/4 inches H. x 33 inches W. Signed "R Tamayo" and numbered "40/99" in white crayon by the artist. Printed and published by Poligrafa, Barcelona in 1979. Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) is a modern master whose legacy is rooted in his contributions across a variety of media, including mural and easel painting, drawing, and the graphic arts. Produced between 1925 and 1991, his graphic work includes woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and Mixografia prints — a new technique that was developed in the early 1970s to allow him to produce his prints in relief. Tamayo is one of the most celebrated Mexican Artists of the 20th Century. Heavily influenced by pre-Columbian art...
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1970s Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Dos Cabezas from the Mujer Suite by Rufino Tamayo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Long Island City, NY
An original hand-signed lithograph "Dos Cabezas" from the Mujer Suite by Mexican Modern master, Rufino Tamayo. Reference: Pereda 107 Dos Cabezas by Rufino Tamayo, Mexican (1899–1991...
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1960s Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Mexican Artist ¨Luna Llena¨ signed limited edition original art print lithograph
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Miami, FL
Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991) 'Luna Llena', 1990 lithograph on paper 37.6 x 31.5 in. (95.5 x 80 cm.) Edition of 45 Unframed
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1990s Contemporary Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Mexican Artist ¨Perro Prehispánico¨ signed limited edition art print lithograph
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Miami, FL
Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991) 'Perro Prehispánico', 1990 lithograph on paper 34.5 x 26.8 in. (87.6 x 67.9 cm.) Edition of 45 Unframed
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Early 1900s Contemporary Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

"Mujer Con Sombrero" Large lithograph
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Mujer Con Sombrero (Woman with Hat)" 1972 is a large original colors lithograph on Arches paper by renown Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, 1899-1991. It is hand signed and numbered 81/100. in pencil by the artist. The artwork size 36.35 x 25.85 inches, sheet size is 37.25 x 26.25 inches, framed size is 52.25 x 40.5 inches. Published by Transworld Art, New York , Printed by Bank Street Atelier, New York. Referenced and pictured in the artist's catalogue raisonne by Pereda, plate #132 page 123. Custom framed in a wooden black and silver frame, with silver bevel and fabric matting. It is in excellent condition. Will provide the buyer with a certificate of authenticity from our gallery and photocopy of the pages related to this artwork from the artist's catalogue raisone. About the artist: A native of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico, Rufino Tamayo's father was a shoemaker, and his mother a seamstress. Some accounts state that he was descended from Zapotec Indians, but he was actually 'mestizo' - of mixed indigenous/European ancestry. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). He began painting at age 11. Orphaned at the age of 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City, where he was raised by his maternal aunt who owned a wholesale fruit business. In 1917, he entered the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts, but left soon after to pursue independent study. Four years later, Tamayo was appointed the head designer of the department of ethnographic drawings at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. There he was surrounded by pre-Colombian objects, an aesthetic inspiration that would play a pivotal role in his life. In his own work, Tamayo integrated the forms and tones of pre-Columbian ceramics into his early still lives and portraits of Mexican men and women. In the early 1920s he also taught art classes in Mexico City's public schools. Despite his involvement in Mexican history, he did not subscribe to the idea of art as nationalistic propaganda. Modern Mexican art at that time was dominated by 'The Three Great Ones' : Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueros, but Tamayo began to be noted as someone 'new' and different' for his blending of the aesthetics of post Revolutionary Mexico with the vanguard artists of Europe and the United States. After the Mexican Revolution, he focused on creating his own identity in his work, expressing what he thought was the traditional Mexico, and refusing to follow the political trends of his contemporary artists. This caused some to see him as a 'traitor' to the political cause, and he felt it difficult to freely express himself in his art. As a result, he decided to leave Mexico in 1926 and move to New York, along with his friend, the composer Carlos Chavez. The first exhibition of Tamayo's work in the United States was held at the Weyhe Gallery, New York, in that same year. The show was successful, and Tamayo was praised for his 'authentic' status as a Mexican of 'indigenous heritage', and for his internationally appealing Modernist aesthetic. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). Throughout the late thirties and early forties New York's Valentine Gallery gave him shows. For nine years, beginning in 1938, he taught at the Dalton School in New York. In 1929, some health problems led him to return to Mexico for treatment. While there he took a series of teaching jobs. During this period he became romantically involved with the artist Maria Izquierdo...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Mexican Artist ¨Hombre de Oaxaca¨ signed limited edition original art print
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Miami, FL
Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991) 'Hombre de Oaxaca', 1991 lithograph on paper 40.8 x 31.5 in. (103.5 x 80 cm.) Edition of 45 Unframed
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1990s Contemporary Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Mexican Artist ¨La Pareja¨signed limited edition original art print lithograph
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Miami, FL
Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991) 'Perro Herido ', 1989 lithograph on paper 30.7 x 38.2 in. (77.9 x 96.9 cm.) Edition of 45 Unframed
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1980s Contemporary Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Mexican Artist ¨Perro Herido¨ signed limited edition original art lithograph
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Miami, FL
Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991) 'Perro Herido ', 1989 lithograph on paper 30.7 x 38.2 in. (77.9 x 96.9 cm.) Edition of 45 Unframed
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1980s Contemporary Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Mexican Artist ¨El Ermitaño¨signed limited edition original art print lithograph
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Miami, FL
Rufino Tamayo (Mexico, 1899-1991) 'El Ermitaño', 1989 lithograph on paper 31.5 x 40.2 in. (80 x 102 cm.) Edition of 45 Unframed
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1980s Contemporary Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Mascara Roja
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Mascara Roja" 1969 is an original colors lithograph on B.F.K. Rives paper by renown Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, 1899-1991. It is hand signed and inscribed H.C. (Hors Commerce) in pencil by the artist. The image size is 21 x 27.25 inches, framed size is 37.25 x 42 inches. Published by Touchtone Publisher, New York, printed by Ateliers Desjobert, Paris. Referenced and pictured in the artist's catalogue raisonne by Pereda, plate #124. Custom framed in a wooden gold leaf frame, with gold and red spacer and fabric matting. It is in excellent condition. About the artist: A native of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico, Rufino Tamayo's father was a shoemaker, and his mother a seamstress. Some accounts state that he was descended from Zapotec Indians, but he was actually 'mestizo' - of mixed indigenous/European ancestry. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). He began painting at age 11. Orphaned at the age of 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City, where he was raised by his maternal aunt who owned a wholesale fruit business. In 1917, he entered the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts, but left soon after to pursue independent study. Four years later, Tamayo was appointed the head designer of the department of ethnographic drawings at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. There he was surrounded by pre-Colombian objects, an aesthetic inspiration that would play a pivotal role in his life. In his own work, Tamayo integrated the forms and tones of pre-Columbian ceramics into his early still lives and portraits of Mexican men and women. In the early 1920s he also taught art classes in Mexico City's public schools. Despite his involvement in Mexican history, he did not subscribe to the idea of art as nationalistic propaganda. Modern Mexican art at that time was dominated by 'The Three Great Ones' : Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueros, but Tamayo began to be noted as someone 'new' and different' for his blending of the aesthetics of post Revolutionary Mexico with the vanguard artists of Europe and the United States. After the Mexican Revolution, he focused on creating his own identity in his work, expressing what he thought was the traditional Mexico, and refusing to follow the political trends of his contemporary artists. This caused some to see him as a 'traitor' to the political cause, and he felt it difficult to freely express himself in his art. As a result, he decided to leave Mexico in 1926 and move to New York, along with his friend, the composer Carlos Chavez. The first exhibition of Tamayo's work in the United States was held at the Weyhe Gallery, New York, in that same year. The show was successful, and Tamayo was praised for his 'authentic' status as a Mexican of 'indigenous heritage', and for his internationally appealing Modernist aesthetic. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). Throughout the late thirties and early forties New York's Valentine Gallery gave him shows. For nine years, beginning in 1938, he taught at the Dalton School in New York. In 1929, some health problems led him to return to Mexico for treatment. While there he took a series of teaching jobs. During this period he became romantically involved with the artist Maria Izquierdo...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

"Niño con Sombrero" mixograph on handmade paper by Rufino Tamayo edition 9/14 AP
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Niño con Sombrero" mixograph of a figure on handmade paper by Rufino Tamayo. From an edition of 100.Numbered 9/14 in lower left corner. Signed R Tamayo in lower right corner. Image ...
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1980s Abstract Rufino Tamayo Art

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Handmade Paper

La Cirquera
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color aquatint. One of 15 numbered hors commerce impressions. Signed and numbered "HC 5/15" in black crayon by Tamayo. Printed and published by Edicion...
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1980s Abstract Rufino Tamayo Art

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Color, Aquatint

Figura en Ocre
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color aquatint and etching with strong colors. Signed and numbered 59/75 in black crayon by Tamayo. Published by Polígrafa, Barcelona. From "Rufino Tam...
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1970s Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

"Venus Noire", Rufino Tamayo, Figurative Abstraction, Etching, 30x22 in.
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Venus Noire" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction lithograph limited edition measuring 30x22 in. The piece is framed beautifully with a white mat in a gold and black frame u...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Cabeza en la Ventana
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
A classic portrait by Mexican artist, Rufino Tamayo. This color aquatint is one of 10 numbered "hors commerce" impressions and signed and numbered "H.C. 3/10" in crayon by Tamayo.
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1970s Abstract Rufino Tamayo Art

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Aquatint, Lithograph

"Hombre Blanco", Rufino Tamayo, Figurative Abstraction, Lithograph, 30x22 in.
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Hombre Blanco" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction mixografia in color limited edition measuring 30x22 in. The piece is framed beautifully with...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

"Femme Au Collant Rose", Rufino Tamayo, Figurative Abstraction, Etching, 30x22
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Femme Au Collant Rose" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction lithograph limited edition measuring 30x22 in. The piece is framed beautifully with a white mat in a gold and bla...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

"Manos en Rojo", Rufino Tamayo, Red Hands, Abstraction, Etching, 22x30 in.
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Manos en Rojo" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction lithograph limited edition measuring 22x30 in. The piece is framed beautifully with a white mat in a silver and black fr...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

"Torre Blanca", Rufino Tamayo, Figurative Abstraction, Etching, 30x22 in.
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Torre Blanca" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction etching limited edition measuring 30x22 in. The piece is framed beautifully with a white matt and light silver frame. Rufi...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

"Dos Figuras en Ochre", Rufino Tamayo, Figurative Abstraction, Etching, 22x24 in
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Dos Figuras en Ochre" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction Mixographia limited edition measuring 22x24 in. The piece is framed beautifully with a white matt and gold frame ....
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

"Torso", Rufino Tamayo, Figurative Abstraction, Mixographia, 34X26 in.
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Torso" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction Mixographia limited edition measuring 34X26 in. The piece is mounted onto a piece of black board and floated between two pieces o...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Mixed Media, Etching

"Cabeza en Gris", Rufino Tamayo, Figurative Abstraction, Lithograph, 30x22 in.
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Dallas, TX
"Cabeza en Gris" by Rufino Tamayo is a Figurative Abstraction lithograph limited edition measuring 30x22 in. The piece is framed beautifully with a white mat with a silver liner and ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

Salome, Surrealist Lithograph by Rufino Tamayo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991) Title: Salome Year: 1983 Medium: Color Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250, 10 AP, 5 HC Size: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x...
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1980s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

NIÑO CON PAJARO
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Aventura, FL
Niño con pájaros from Rufino Tamayo 16 aguafuertes 1976. Color etching on Guarro paper. Hand signed and numbered in crayon by the artist. HC edition. Published by Ediciones Poligra...
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1970s Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching, Paper

FIGURA DE HOMBRE EN AZUL CON FONDO GRIS
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Aventura, FL
Carborundum etching. Figura de Hombre en Azul con Fondo Gris / Figure of a Man in Blue with Gray Background (Pereda 251). Printed and published by Ediciones Poligrafa in Barcelona. I...
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1970s Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Paper, Etching

Air Mexicain - Artist Book By Rufino Tamayo - 1952
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Roma, IT
Edition of 274 copies copies including 4 original colour lithographs by Rufino Tamayo. Copy on B.F.K.Rives, in perfect conditions and uncut. Original editorial softcover. Peret's hom...
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1950s Modern Rufino Tamayo Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Iron Cross
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Rufino Tamayo Title: Iron Cross Year: 1988 Medium: Color lithograph Edition: Numbered CCXLV/CCC in pencil Paper: Wove Image size: 22.5 x 30...
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1980s Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Standing Abstract Man Figure
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Standing Figure Abstract Bronze Sculpture Patinated bronze sculpture edition 13/30. Artist signature incised to verso R Tamayo, granite base. Rufino Tamayo was born on August 26, 1...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Granite, Bronze

Figura Hieratica
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
Rufino Tamayo Figura Hieratica, 1979 etching in color, edition of XV 29 5/8 x 22 in. / 75.2 x 55.9 cm
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1970s Abstract Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

Personaje en gris
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in New York, NY
Rufino Tamayo Personaje en gris, 1980 etching, edition of 99 + 15 AP 29 7/8 x 22 in. / 75.9 x 55.9 cm $7,000
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1980s Surrealist Rufino Tamayo Art

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Etching

Observador de Pajaros
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Missouri, MO
"Observador de Pajaros" 1950 By. Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991) Edition 83/210 Lower Right Signed Lower Left Unframed: 15.5" x 22.5" Framed: 21.75" x 28.25" Rufino Tamayo (August 26, 1899- June 24, 1991) A native of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico, Rufino Tamayo's father was a shoemaker, and his mother a seamstress. Some accounts state that he was descended from Zapotec Indians, but he was actually 'mestizo' - of mixed indigenous/European ancestry. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). He began painting at age 11. Orphaned at the age of 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City, where he was raised by his maternal aunt who owned a wholesale fruit business. In 1917, he entered the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts, but left soon after to pursue independent study. Four years later, Tamayo was appointed the head designer of the department of ethnographic drawings at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. There he was surrounded by pre-Colombian objects, an aesthetic inspiration that would play a pivotal role in his life. In his own work, Tamayo integrated the forms and tones of pre-Columbian ceramics into his early still lives and portraits of Mexican men and women. In the early 1920s he also taught art classes in Mexico City's public schools. Despite his involvement in Mexican history, he did not subscribe to the idea of art as nationalistic propaganda. Modern Mexican art at that time was dominated by 'The Three Great Ones' : Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueros, but Tamayo began to be noted as someone 'new' and different' for his blending of the aesthetics of post Revolutionary Mexico with the vanguard artists of Europe and the United States. After the Mexican Revolution, he focused on creating his own identity in his work, expressing what he thought was the traditional Mexico, and refusing to follow the political trends of his contemporary artists. This caused some to see him as a 'traitor' to the political cause, and he felt it difficult to freely express himself in his art. As a result, he decided to leave Mexico in 1926 and move to New York, along with his friend, the composer Carlos Chavez. The first exhibition of Tamayo's work in the United States was held at the Weyhe Gallery, New York, in that same year. The show was successful, and Tamayo was praised for his 'authentic' status as a Mexican of 'indigenous heritage', and for his internationally appealing Modernist aesthetic. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art). Throughout the late thirties and early forties New York's Valentine Gallery gave him shows. For nine years, beginning in 1938, he taught at the Dalton School in New York. In 1929, some health problems led him to return to Mexico for treatment. While there he took a series of teaching jobs. During this period he became romantically involved with the artist Maria...
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20th Century Abstract Rufino Tamayo Art

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Lithograph

Figura en Rojo
By Rufino Tamayo
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Figura en Rojo is a 1989 color mixograph print by Rufino Tamayo. Figura en Rojo is from an edition of 100 plus artist and printers proofs. Figura en Rojo is signed by Tamayo.
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1980s Contemporary Rufino Tamayo Art

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Handmade Paper

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Find a wide variety of authentic Rufino Tamayo art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, red and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Rufino Tamayo in lithograph, etching, aquatint and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Rufino Tamayo art, so small editions measuring 6 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Ricardo Mazal, Larry Zox, and Louise Nevelson. Rufino Tamayo art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1 and tops out at $60,000, while the average work can sell for $6,650.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo had over 1300 oil paintings. He also worked in a variety of other mediums, but most of his work was done with vibrantly colored oil paint and this is the highlight of his legacy. Browse an array of authentic Rufino Tamayo pieces and prints on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The type of art that Rufino Tamayo painted was primarily figurative abstraction. Although Tamayo studied drawing at the Academy of Art at San Carlos as a young adult, the Mexican artist became dissatisfied and eventually decided to study on his own. Some of his most famous works include Watermelons, Three People, Moon and Sun, Woman in Grey, The Troubadour and Moon Dog. Find a variety of Rufino Tamayo art on 1stDibs.

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