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Hermano y Hermanas (Brother and Sisters)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Hermano y Hermanas (Brother and Sisters)

Artist: Alfredo Ramos Martínez (Mexican, 1871 - 1946)
Date: ca. 1935
Medium: Tempera on board
Frame: 29 × 32 × 1 1/2 in. (73.7 × 81.3 × 3.8 cm.)
Board: 17 × 20 1/2 in. (43.2 × 52.1 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Kyle and Sharon Krause Family Art Acquisition Fund, 2021.10
Accession number: 2021.10
Classification: painting
Copyright:Public Domain
Label TextMartinez is one of the most distinguished Latin American artists of the twentieth century and is considered by many art historians to be the founder of Mexican Modernism. Matinez's artistic philosophy was extremely progressive at the time. He had strong disregard for academic tradition and ecouraged students to depict everyday scenes of Mexico. Martinez moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 1930, where he began to produce pictures that brought together elements of European Modernism with pre-Columbian and Indigenous Mexican art, like Hermano y Hermanas. Source: DMAC NEWS Sep Oct Nov Dec 2021
SignedRamos Martinez (u,r tempera)
Exhibition HistoryMexico City, Mexico, Museo Nacional de Arte, Alfredo Ramos Martinez (1871-1946); Una Visión Retrospectiva, April – June 1992, number 112.

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Museo de Art Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Un Homenaje a Alfredo Ramos Martinez, August 1996 – February 1997, number 23.

Coronado, California, Coronado Historical Association Museum of History and Art, “Obras del Corozon: Works from the Heart of Alfredo Ramos Martinez, 1934-1944, October 7, 2000 – February 6, 2001.
Published ReferencesR. Favela et al. Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, "Alfredo Ramos Martinez (1871-1946): Una Vision Retrospectiva." April – June 1992, catalogue number 112, page 190.

F. Lozano Jr. et al. Museo de Art Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), "Un Homenaje a Alfredo Ramos Martinez," August 1996 – February 1997, catalogue number 23, page 153.

Nieto, M. and Louis Stern, "Alfredo Ramos Martinez & Modernismo." The Alfredo Ramos Martinez Research Project, West Hollywood, 2009, reproduced in color on page 216.
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