Watercolor with graphite
Sheet: 25.2 x 17.7 cm (9 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride 1957.432
© Tamayo Heirs / Mexico / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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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