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 : Personaje De Perfil (Person In Profile) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Personaje De Perfil (Person In Profile)

Medium: Color Etching on Guarro paper.
Year: 1980
Edition : HC 13/15; regular edition of 99
Signature: Signed and numbered in crayon
Publisher: Ediciones Poligrafa, Barecelona
Size: 29-1/2 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 47525
Price: $2500.00

Rufino Tamayo : Cabeza En Fondo Gris (Head On Gray Background) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza En Fondo Gris (Head On Gray Background)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 29-3/4 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48421
Price: $1800.00

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
Price: $1800.00

Rufino Tamayo : Personage, Moon And Star (Personaje, Luna y Estrella) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Personage, Moon And Star (Personaje, Luna y Estrella)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Size: 22-1/4 x 29-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 48417
Price: $2000.00

Rufino Tamayo : Personage In Black at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Personage In Black

Medium: Color etching on Guarro.
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Size: 29-3/4 x 22-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 48419
Price: $2200.00

Rufino Tamayo : Figura De Hombre (Figure Of A Man) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Figura De Hombre (Figure Of A Man)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C. (one of ten)
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48425
Price: $2500.00

Rufino Tamayo : Figura De Mujer (Figure Of A Woman) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Figura De Mujer (Figure Of A Woman)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48426
Price: $2000.00

Rufino Tamayo : Personaje A Contraluz (Personage Against The Light) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Personaje A Contraluz (Personage Against The Light)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Size: 29-3/8 x 22-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 48427
Price: $2000.00
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
Price: $4800.00

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
Price: $2000.00

Rufino Tamayo : Cabeza En Verde (Head In Green) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza En Verde (Head In Green)

Medium: Color lithographColor lithograph on Guarro paper
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48431
Price: $1800.00

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
Price: $2800.00

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
Price: $2000.00

Rufino Tamayo : Figura De Hombre En Azul Con Fondo Gris (Figure Of Man In Blue With Gray Background) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Figura De Hombre En Azul Con Fondo Gris (Figure Of Man In Blue With Gray Background)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper.
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 29-5/8 x 21-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48435
Price: $2000.00

Rufino Tamayo : Figura Hieratica (Hieratic Figure) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Figura Hieratica (Hieratic Figure)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 29-3/4 x 21-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48436
Price: $1600.00

Rufino Tamayo : Perfil De Hombre (Profile Of A Man) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Perfil De Hombre (Profile Of A Man)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 29-3/4 x 21-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48437
Price: $1800.00

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
Price: $3200.00

Rufino Tamayo : Figura (Figure) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Figura (Figure)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 29-7/8 x 21-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48439
Price: $2800.00

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

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Cabeza En Rojo (Head In Red)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro paper
Year: 1973
Edition : HC
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48440
Price: $2800.00

Rufino Tamayo : Manos Sobre Fondo Azul (Hands On Blue Background) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Manos Sobre Fondo Azul (Hands On Blue Background)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1979
Edition : 27/99
Size: 21-3/4 x 29-/8 inches
Stock Number: 48442
Price: $2400.00

Rufino Tamayo : Manos (Hands) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Manos (Hands)

Medium: Color etching on Guarro paper
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Size: 22 x 29-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 48443
Price: $2500.00

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
Price: $2200.00

Rufino Tamayo : Torse de Femme (Woman

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Torse de Femme (Woman's Torso)

Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1969
Edition : 47/150
Size: 27-3/8 x 21 inches
Stock Number: 48445
Price: $1600.00

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
Price: $1800.00

Rufino Tamayo : Mujer (Woman) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Mujer (Woman)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guarro
Year: 1973
Edition : HC
Size: 29-7/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48457
Price: $1800.00

Rufino Tamayo : La Négresse (The Black Woman) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

La Négresse (The Black Woman)

Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1969
Edition : 130/150
Size: 27-1/4 x 21 inches
Stock Number: 48458
Price: $2500.00

Rufino Tamayo : Perro (Dog) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Perro (Dog)

Medium: Color lithograph on Guerro with two inks
Year: 1973
Edition : H.C.
Size: 22 x 29-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48459
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 Con Sombrero (Man With Hat) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Hombre Con Sombrero (Man With Hat)

Medium: Color etching
Year: 1975
Edition : 65/75
Size: 29-5/8 x 22 inches
Stock Number: 48462
Price: $3000.00

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
Price: $2200.00

Rufino Tamayo : Hombre En Negro (Man In Black) at Davidson Galleries

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Hombre En Negro (Man In Black)

Medium: Color etching on ArchesMixografia
Year: 1976
Edition : 39/140
Size: 30-1/4 x 22-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 48465
Price: $3200.00

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