Fishwives by Francisco Dosamantes

Fishwives by Francisco Dosamantes

Fishwives

Francisco Dosamantes

Title

Fishwives

 
Artist
Year
1940  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
13 3/8 x 7 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated, presumed to be under 100 
Annotations
 
Reference
Haab, Mexican Graphic Art #46, page 109 
Paper
heavy antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
15396 
Price
$450.00 
Description

This image of two women talking is illustrated in 'Mexican Graphic Art' by Armin Haab, page 109, figure 46. The accompanying text states:

"His (Dosamantes') style with its incomparable affinity to the tranquility of Indian character, stamps the events of this market scene with the mark of timeless experience. It is not unlike the way of life of the natives, who seem to have no contact with the rush of time, but to have planted their actions in eternity."

After graduating from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Dosamantes worked at various cultural missions from 1932 to 1945 where he worked with the rural farm workers and became a champion of their causes.

In 1945 he founded and directed the Taller Escuela de Dibujo y Pintura. He was a member of Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios between 1934 and 1938. Dosamantes was a member of the LEAR in the mid 1930s, before joining the TGP in 1937. Also prior to working with the TGP he studied at the Academia de San Carlos and, in 1928, was a part of the painters' organization Treinta-treinta. In 1937 he was a founding member of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP). In 1940 he became the secretary general of the Sindicato de Maestros de Artes Plásticas.