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

Rufino 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

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 : 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 : 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
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