Feb 16, 2012

Profile of a Mexican Woman

Profile of a Mexican Woman


Carlos Orozco Romero

(Mexican, 1898–1984)


Overall: 36.2 x 23.5 cm (14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride 1958.359


Did you know?

The year after this watercolor was created, Romero was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to spend a year in New York, an experience he considered transformative for his career.


Portraiture was one of Carlos Orozco Romero's preferred subjects throughout his career. Here, the sitter is seen in profile, looking forward within a dark space that is highlighted by her coral earrings and necklace. Romero specifically eschewed European influence in favor of indigenous Mexican style and themes.

See also
DR - Mexican
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