Rufino Tamayo | Selected Etchings & Lithographs

Rufino del Carmen Arellanes TAMAYO

By the mid twentieth century the native Zapotec artist Rufino del Carmen Arellanes Tamayo, was properly acknowledged as one of Mexico's leading artists. 

During his studies at Escuela National de Artes Plastics he absorbed Mexican versions of Cubism, Impressionism and Fauvism. The artist's love of pre-Columbian ceramics stemmed from his work with Jose Vasconcelos and Tamayo's chairing the Department of Ethnographic Drawings (1921-1926).  But he moved to New York City in 1926, largely as a rejection of the revolutionary politics of the muralists.  

After completing his studies and teaching in Mexico City he lived in New York (1936-1950), and Paris (1957-1964) where he was influenced by Picasso, Matisse, Ingres and other European artists.  He then returned to Mexico to live and work (1964-1991). 

Although a skilled painter and sometime sculptor, Tamayo's legacy rests with his more than six decades of printmaking including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and mixografia prints.  The strong appreciation that Tamayo's work received outside of Mexico resulted in a new respect for it in Mexico. 

In 1981 the artist's collection of European masters formed the foundation of a museum named for him in Mexico City and his gift of his pre-Columbian collection to the city of Oaxaca inspired Francisco Toledo and others to make that city an important art and printmaking center.

Rufino Tamayo : Figura at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Figura

Series: Suite Of 15 Etchings
Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Signature: Signed
Publisher: Editiones Poligrafa, Barcelona
Size: 29-7/8 x 21-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48439
Price: $2800.00

Rufino Tamayo : Manos En Rojo (Hands In Red) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Manos En Rojo (Hands In Red)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Size: 22 x 29-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48422
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Mujer En Blanco (Woman In White) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Mujer En Blanco (Woman In White)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Size: 29-3/8 x 22-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 48428
Price: $2800.00

Rufino Tamayo : Sandias (Watermelons) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Sandias (Watermelons)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48429
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Cabeza En Gris (Head In Gray) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza En Gris (Head In Gray)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro paper
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48430
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Dos Figuras (Two Figures) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Dos Figuras (Two Figures)

Medium: Color lithographColor lithograph on Guarro paper
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48432
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Personaje Con Sombrero (Personage With Hat) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Personaje Con Sombrero (Personage With Hat)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 30 x 21-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48433
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Peces (Fish) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Peces (Fish)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro paper
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 22 x 29-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48438
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Cabeza con Inicales (Head With Initials) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza con Inicales (Head With Initials)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Size: 29-3/8 x 22-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 48444
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Mujer En Negro (Woman In Black) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Mujer En Negro (Woman In Black)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48456
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Cabeza Sobre Fondo Verde (Head on Green Background) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza Sobre Fondo Verde (Head on Green Background)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 22 x 29-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48460
Price: $3200.00

Rufino Tamayo : Juglar (Juggler) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Juglar (Juggler)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 29-3/4 x 21-7/8 icnhes
Stock Number: 48461
Price: $3600.00

Rufino Tamayo : Hombre En Blanco (Man In White) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Hombre En Blanco (Man In White)

Medium: Color etching on Arches
Year: 1976
Edition : 30/140
Size: 29-7/8 x 22-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 48463
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Hombre Frente Al Cielo (Man in front of the Sky) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Hombre Frente Al Cielo (Man in front of the Sky)

Medium: Color etching on ArchesMoxografia
Year: 1976
Edition : 41/140
Size: 22-1/2 x 30 inches
Stock Number: 48467
Price: $2800.00

Rufino Tamayo : Paisaje (Landscape) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Paisaje (Landscape)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Signature: Signed
Publisher: Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona
References: Pereda 179
Size: 22 x 29 1/2
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Perro (Dog) at Davidson Galleries

Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Perro (Dog)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 21-3/4 x 29-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48464c
Price: $4200.00

Rufino Tamayo : Cabeza En Gris (Head In Gray) at Davidson Galleries

Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza En Gris (Head In Gray)

Series: Suite of 15 Etchings
Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Signature: Signed
Publisher: Editiones Poligrafa, Barcelona
Size: 29-7/8 x 21-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48441c
SOLD

Rufino Tamayo : Cabeza En Rojo (Head in Red) at Davidson Galleries

Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza En Rojo (Head in Red)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Signature: Signed
Publisher: Ediciones Poligrafa Barcelona
Size: 21-3/4 x 29-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 48466c
Price: $2700.00