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biography of Rufino TAMAYO (1899-1991)

Birth place: Oaxaca, Mexico

Death place: Mexico

Addresses: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Painter

Studied: MoMA; Mus. Art Mod., Paris, France; Mus. Art Mod., Rome, Italy; Mus. Royale, Brussels, Belg.; Philips Mem. Gal., Wash., DC.

Exhibited: S. Indp. A., 1923; San Francisco Mus Art, 1953 (solo); Kunsternes Hus Oslo, Norway, 1959 (solo); Phoenix Art Mus, Ariz, 1968 (solo); Biennal Venice; Perl's Gal., NYC, 1970s. Awards: Oficiel Legion d'Honeur, France; Comendator Repub. Italiana; Premio Nac. Mex.

Member: Inst. & Acad. Arts & Lett.; Acad. Arte, Buenos Aires, Arg.; Acad. Diseno, Florence, Italy.

Work: Commissions: murals, Govt. Mex., Palace Fine Arts, Mexico City, 1952, Mus. Nac. Antropologia, Mexico City, 1964 & UN, New York, 1972; murals, Dallas Mus. Fine Arts, 1953 & UNESCO Bldg., Paris, 1958.

Sources: WW73


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