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    CARLOS MÉRIDA (Guatemalan, 1891-1985)
    Untitled (Abstract Figures), 1971
    Mixed media on Arches paper
    Signed and dated lower center: CARLOS / MERIDA / 1971
    29-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches (74.9 x 54.6 cm)

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    Born in Guatemala City to a family of Mayan and Zapotec heritage.  After completing art school, he traveled throughout Europe, settling in Mexico when he returned.  There, he became active in the Mexican mural painting school, painting alongside Diego Rivera.  In 1927, he went to Paris , where he became familiar with the works of Paul Klee and Joan Miro.  Upon his return from Paris, in 1929, he abandoned his figurative style to become one of Mexico's first non-figurative artists.  At this time, he was named director of the gallery of Mexico's National Theater.  His later style grew into a Constructivist style - composed of geometric elements with a Mayan influence.

    His work is in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

    Condition Report*: Some toning to the paper.  A diagonal scratch on the lower right corner.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
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