Watercolor with graphite
Sheet: 25.2 x 17.7 cm (9 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
© Tamayo Heirs / Mexico / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride 1957.432
Rufino Tamayo created this drawing the year after his first exhibition, held at New York's Weyhe Gallery.
Rufino Tamayo created this early self-portrait during a period spent living in New York. The drawing presents the young artist's face from a close-up perspective with a direct gaze meant to convey intensity and focus.
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