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Eduardo Kingman (Ecuadorian, 1913–1997)
LOT ID: 78023
Hermanas, 1941

Oil, on canvas
48 х 48 in. (121.92 x 121.92 cm.)
Signed, and dated lower right
Lot description
Painted in 1941, "Hermanas" exemplifies the height of this great artist. The older sister holds her younger sibling in a protective embrace reflecting the expressive realities of her life. Most noted for his earlier work, this composition exemplifies the powerful palette of social commentary that merits Kingman the title of a Latin master.

Eduardo Kingman (1913–1998) is undoubtedly one of Ecuador's most notable artists. Kingman first attracted the attention of the art world in 1939 when he assisted Camilo Egas with the paintings and decorations for the Ecuadorian Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. Kingman served as the principal professor at Quito's Escuela de Belles Artes (School of Fine Arts) as well as Director of the Museo de Arte Colonial de Quito, before opening his own gallery in 1940. Towards the end of his life, Kingman was honored with a one man exhibition of his art at the United Nations, New York. There is also a museum dedicated to the artist in his home country of Ecuador.

The unifying theme in Kingman's art is its expression of the social realities of Ecuador's indigenous people. Kingman was also active as a writer and social activist.
Hermanas by Eduardo Kingman
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