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”

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”

March 19~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Evelyn Beatrice Longman Batchelder (1874-1954)
First woman sculptor to be elected a full member of the National Academy of Design
http://cwhf.org/inductees/arts-humanities/evelyn-longman-batchelder

Industry (aka The Craftsman) / 1931 / Bronze / A.I. Prince Technical HS, Hartford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violet Oakley (1874-1961)
First American woman to receive a public mural commission
https://hyperallergic.com/405626/a-grand-vision-violet-oakley-and-the-american-renaissance-woodmere-museum-2017/

Mrs. Charles Stewart Wurts IV / 1946 / Charcoal, sanguine, & white chalk on gray paper / 24 3/8”x18 3/8″