Amelia Peláez - Latin America New York Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Collection of Rodolfo Fernández, Havana
    Private Collection

  • Artist Biography

    Amelia Peláez

    Cuban • 1896 - 1968

    Amelia Peláez, one of the most prominent Cuban avant-garde artists, studied at the Academia de San Alejandro in Havana. She was part of the first wave of Cuban artists living in Europe before World War II. In Paris, she witnessed the development of Cubism as well as other European art movements that would later inform her complex personal aesthetic of simplified forms and bold colors.

    With the decline of the sugar boom, Peláez returned to Cuba and laid the foundation for Cuban modernism by introducing artistic innovations. Her mature works are composed of brightly hued, quasi-abstract compositions that often depict unique domestic and architectural settings. Peláez was undeniably inspired by her surroundings in Cuba, where she continued to live until her death.

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gouache on board
37 x 30 in. (94 x 76.2 cm.)
Signed and dated "A. PELAEZ 1951" lower right. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Ramón Vázquez Díaz and José Veigas Zamora. This work is registered in the Catalogue of Works of the Cuban Art Foundation under archive number AML-047.

$22,000 - 28,000 

Sold for $40,000

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm