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Tamayo, Rufino 1899 - 1991

Mexican

Rufino Tamayo was born in 1899 in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was painter who combined European painting styles with Mexican Folk themes. Tamayo attended the School of Art in Mexico City from 1917‐1921, but left before he graduated because he was dissatisfied with the traditional program. From then on he continued his studies of art independently. Tamayo’s paintings are characteristic by rich use of color and texture, but their sophisticated compositions are more closely indebted to Cubism.

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