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biography of James PINTO (1907-1987)

Birth place: Bijelina, Yugoslavia

Addresses: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Profession: Painter, sculptor

Studied: Univ. Zagreb, Yugoslavia; Chouinard Art Inst., Angeles, Calif.; mural painting with David Alfaro Siqueiros; also with Jean Charlot.

Exhibited: American Painting Today, MMA, 1952; 15th Ann. Contemp. Art, AIC, 1955; Instituto Nacional Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mex., 1958; 62nd Ann. Western Artists, Denver Art Mus., Colo., 1962; 1st Anual de Escultura, Museo Arte Moderno, 1971-72; Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico, DF, 1970s. Awards: first prize, First Nat. Vet. Exhib., Santa Monica, Calif., 1947; first prize, Nat. Univ. Mex. & US Embassy, Mexico City, 1949; purchase prize, Life-Day Exhib. Contemp. Art, Fargo, N. Dak., 1957.

Work: Witte Mem. Mus., San Antonio, Tex.; Mus. Contemp. Art, Belgrad, Yugoslavia; Berg Art Ctr., Concordia Col., Moorehead, Minn.; Mala Umetnicka Galeria, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; Univ. Art Gal., Univ. N. Mex., Albuquerque. Commissions: regional fiesta mural, Inst. Allende, San Miguel, 1951 & 1954; co-worker with Rico Lebrun on Genesis Mural, Pomona Col., Calif., 1960; outdoor sculpture mural, Nell Fernandez Harris, San Miguel, 1968; indoor mural, Hotel Inst. Allende, 1970.

Comments: Preferred media: acrylics, bronze. Teaching: instr. painting, Escuela Univ. Bellas Artes, San Miguel, 1948-50; dean faculty, Inst. Allende, 1950-.

Sources: WW73; Felipe Cossio del Pomar , Critica de Arte de Baudelaire a Malraux (Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1956); Brooks, Painting & understanding of Abstract Art (1964 ) & Baldwin, Contemporary Sculpture Techniques (1967, Reinhold).

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