Rufino Tamayo  (Mexican, 1899-1991) 

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Rufino Tamayo Biography
1899   Born: in Oaxaco, Mexico on August 26th
1917 - 1921   Attended the School of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
1921   Became head of the ethnographic drawing department at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City, Mexico
1950   Exhibited at the Venice Biennale
1974   Founded the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art through the donation of his collection of pre-Columbian art
1981   Donated his collection of international art to the people of Mexico
1991   Died: in Mexico City, Mexico on June 24th
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Mixografia Prints - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Mixtape - Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA Send message
2012   Colectiva de verano 2012 - Galería Vértice - Guadalajara-México, Guadalajara
Visions of Mexican Art - Wichita Art Museum WAM, Wichita, KS
Modern Mexican Painting from the Andrés Blaisten Collection - Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX
Mexicanidad - Museum Würth, Künzelsau
Mexicanidad - Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
Fifty Years Of Latin American Art: Selections From The Neuberger Museum Of Art - Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
¡Tierra y Libertad! Revolution and the Modernist Mexican Print - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
2011   Shore, Forest and Beyond - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Eyes Wide Shut - KM fine Arts, Chicago, IL
La Colección: Diferencia y continuidad en el arte moderno mexicano - Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico City, Mexico City
La Colección: Obras selectas del Museo de Arte Moderno - Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico City, Mexico City
Simply Masterful: Picasso and Artists of the Modern Era - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2010   The John Deere Art Collection - Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Latin American Art from the Museum's Collection - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Transforming the Figure: Post WWII Prints - El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), El Paso, TX
Vanguardia en papel. Figura y abstracción - Museo Nacional de Arte - MUNAL, Mexico City
Mexico Beyond Its Revolution - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
Cross Currents in 20th Century Art: Prints and Ceramics from the Anne C. and Harry Wollman Collection - Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2009   Camino A La Modernidad - The Path to Modernity: Mexican Modern Painting - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Revolution on paper: Mexican prints 1910–1960 - British Museum, London (England)
MESSIAHS - MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen
Ruth Asawa and Artes Latinos - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Latitudes - Mestres Latino-americanos - Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba
Obras 1900 - 1960. Colección pictórica del Banco Nacional de México - MALBA Colección Costantini - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
2008   Latitudes: maestros latinoamericanos en la colección FEMSA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires
Art of the Americas - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007   Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Frida Kahlo, Deigo Rivera and Mexican Modernism, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2005   Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2003   The Magician and the Mechanic: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, the Early Years, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2002   The Latin Century Beyond the Border, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2000   Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Twentieth-Century Mexican Art: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1999   Art in post-Revolutionary Mexico, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX
1998   Latin American Masters, Los Angeles, CA
Rufino Tamayo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
1995   Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
1994   The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan
1993   Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Rufino Tamayo: Works from Six Decades, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York, NY
1959   Tamayo, Knoedler Galleries, New York
Selected Public Collections
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2007   Du Pont, Diana C. Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted. New York: Turner Publishing, 2007
2004   Martinez, Ramiro, Juan Carlos Pereda, and Raquel Tibol. The Prints Of Rufino Tamayo (Artes Visuales Turner). New York: Turner Publishing, 2004
2000   del Conde, Teresa. Tamayo. Boston: Bulfinch Publishing, 2000
1995   Lassaigne, Jacques and Octavio Paz. Rufino Tamayo. Barcelona : Ediciones Poligrafa, 1995
1979   Tamayo, Rufino. Rufino Tamayo, Myth and Magic. Barcelona: Ediciones Poligrafa, 1979