Hispanic Artists~September 26

Constructive Cathedral  by  Joaquín Torres-García

1931 / Oil on canvas / 27 3/4”x23” / National Museum of Fine Arts of Argentina, Buenos Aires
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Medea  by  Rodolfo Abularach

1974 / Oil on canvas / 24”x30” / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection, Bogota, Colombia

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

Links to Selected Exhibits and Collections here~ https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/exhibits-and-collections/

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For more information on the artists featured in the slide show:

Judith F. Baca~ http://www.artnews.com/2017/04/19/concrete-history-chicana-muralist-judith-f-baca-goes-from-the-great-wall-to-the-museum-wall/
Daniel Martin Diaz~ http://danielmartindiaz.com/about.php
Carmen Lomas Garza~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/carmen-lomas-garza-6783
Ester Hernandez~ http://artinprint.org/article/ester-hernandez-sun-mad/
Yolanda Lopez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/lopez_y
Soraida Martinez~ https://theartguide.com/artists/soraida-martinez
Manuel Neri~ https://anderson.stanford.edu/programs-exhibitions/manuel-neri-assertion-of-the-figure/
Royal Chicano Air Force~ http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits2/archive/artists.php?op=view&id=3&media=info
Richard Serra~ https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/richard-serra
Patssi Valdez~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/patssi-valdez-7289
Emigdio Vasquez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/vasquez_brochure
Los Four~ https://latinomurals.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/losfour/

Pride Month~ June 7

Violet Oakley (1874-1961)
The first American woman to receive a public mural commission
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/violet-oakley

June / c.1902 / Oil, charcoal, and graphite on composition board / 16 3/16”x 17 1/16”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) A leading figure of early 20th-century expatriates in Paris
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/its-time-acknowledge-romaine-brooks-early-20th-century-artist-180959725/

La Baronne Emile D’Erlanger / c.1924 / Oil on canvas / 41 7/8”x 34 1/8”

Keith Haring: May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990

The Misty Miss Christy

ArtnetNews

Renowned street artist Keith Haring…was born on May 4, 1958, in Pennsylvania, and died in New York in 1990. His eponymous foundation was established a year before his death, and provides grants to those affected by AIDS.
https://news.artnet.com/people/keith-haring-birthday-2016-485381

Keith Haring was born and grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania with his parents and three younger sisters. His father, Allen Haring, was a cartoonist who may have been an inspiration for him to pursue his artistic talents and certainly influenced his son’s work. Haring entered the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburg at age 17 and studied there for two years. He then tired of the commercial art genre and went on to study fine arts in New York City. Here at the School of Visual Arts he was inspired by graffiti art for the first time…http://www.stencilrevolution.com/profiles/keith-haring/

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March 20~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979), The first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ey-exhibition-sonia-delaunay/delaunay-introduction

Dubonnet / 1914 / Watercolour on canvas / 24”x30”

Amelia Pelaez (1897-1968)
Participant in the vanguardia and the classical phases of Cuban modernism
https://sophia.smith.edu/global-modern-women-artists/amelia-palaez/biography/

Marañones (Cashews) / 1939-1940 / Oil on canvas / 24 3/8”x30 1/2”