MLA Gallery

Rufino Tamayo

(Mexican, 1899–1991)

cabeza en la ventana by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Cabeza en la ventana, 1976

5,900 USD

cabeza en rojo by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Cabeza en Rojo, 1973

2,800 USD

femme au collant rose from the mujeres suite by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Femme au Collant Rose from the Mujeres Suite, 1969

2,300 USD

figura by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Figura, 1979

6,500 USD

figura en jarras by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Figura en Jarras, 1980

Price on Request

figura en negro by rufino tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Figura en Negro, 1980

5,900 USD



Born: in Oaxaco, Mexico on August 26th
1917 - 1921
Attended the School of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
Became head of the ethnographic drawing department at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibited at the Venice Biennale
Founded the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art through the donation of his collection of pre-Columbian art
Donated his collection of international art to the people of Mexico
Died: in Mexico City, Mexico on June 24th


Mixografia Prints - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Mixtape - Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA Send message
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
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
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
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
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
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
Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
The Magician and the Mechanic: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, the Early Years, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
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


Du Pont, Diana C. Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted. New York: Turner Publishing, 2007
Martinez, Ramiro, Juan Carlos Pereda, and Raquel Tibol. The Prints Of Rufino Tamayo (Artes Visuales Turner). New York: Turner Publishing, 2004
del Conde, Teresa. Tamayo. Boston: Bulfinch Publishing, 2000
Lassaigne, Jacques and Octavio Paz. Rufino Tamayo. Barcelona : Ediciones Poligrafa, 1995
Tamayo, Rufino. Rufino Tamayo, Myth and Magic. Barcelona: Ediciones Poligrafa, 1979