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    CLARK HULINGS (American, b. 1922)

    San Miguel de Allende, 1968
    Oil on board
    18 x 27 inches (45.7 x 68.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Hulings 1968

    Grand Central Art Galleries, New York;
    Acquired by the present owner in 1968.

    Clark Hulings is a western artist whose style transcends the traditional boundaries of Western Art. Having spent much of his childhood in Spain, Hulings was influenced by its rich culture and vibrant images. These early impressions would later provide inspiration for his painting. After studying at the Art Students League in New York, Hulings pursued a degree in physics and moved to New Mexico to work for the Manhattan Project. His poor health kept him from taking the job, but the brilliant New Mexico light made a lasting impact on the artist. Returning to New York, Hulings went on to a career in illustration and eventually returned to Santa Fe to paint full-time.

    Hulings is a realist painter whose mastery of light illuminates the details of his canvases. He meticulously renders the strong contrasts between light and dark as cast by a midday sun. His subject matter ranges from genre scenes to Spanish markets to quiet streets in colonial Mexico. In San Miguel de Allende, Hulings has chosen a quiet back street of the renowned artists' colony to paint, presumably just before siesta. A man leads his burro home for the midday rest as the streets clear of all inhabitants.

    Condition Report*: Excellent condition, original canvas.
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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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