Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo

Oaxaca de Juarez 1899

Rufino Tamayo is considered one of the most important Mexican painters of the 20th century, as well as one of the first Latin American artists who achieved international recognition and a dissemination of his work. Tamayo progressively moved away from realism. He painted the internal areas, the atmosphere, the urban or village landscapes, the nature of his local reality. He works a neo-figurative art close to realism, but always defending or maintaining the connection between his topics and social problems. With considerable international prestige, his works are displayed in different museums, galleries and art collections.