Rufino Tamayo

(Mexican, 1899–1991)

figura en rojo by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Figura en Rojo, 1989

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luna y sol by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Luna Y Sol, 1990

Biography

Timeline

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

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
THEMES&VARIATIONS. SCRIPT AND SPACE - GASTONE NOVELLI AND VENICE - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
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

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

Literature

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