(Peruvian, b. 1933)
    Elementos Arcaicos I, 1961
    Oil on canvas
    25-1/2 x 32 inches (64.8 x 81.3 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Galdos Rivas 61
    Inscribed verso: Galdos Rivas / Elementos Arcaicos / Lima--Peru

    Renowned throughout Latin America, Enrique Galdos Rivas paints vibrant abstractions inspired by stained glass windows and pre-Columbian textiles and ceramics. Born in Lima in 1933, he studied painting at the National School of Beaux Arts and, with a scholarship from Brazil's Culture Division in Itamarati, traveled widely in Europe and Latin America. The recipient of other scholarships and awards from Argentina, Brazil, and Peru, Rivas was named in 1995 Professor Emeritus of Peru's National School of Beaux Arts, where he taught for more than twenty-five years. Galdos has described his style as "a party of feelings and colors."

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    Overall very good condition:  barely visible linear abrasion along lower edge of canvas.

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