Visita Nocturna A-46

Guillermo Silva Santamaria

Visita Nocturna A-46, Prints by Guillermo Silva Santamaria
  • Santamaria etching
Savvy Price $95.00
Gallery Price $150.00
Title
Visita Nocturna A-46
Artist
Guillermo Silva Santamaria
Medium
Color etching and aquatint
Plate size
5 1/4" height X 5 1/8" width
Frame
Two window mats, regular glass, gold finished wood molding
Frame size
12 1/2" height X 11 7/8" width
Signed
"G. Silva S 1964" at viewer's lower right margin in graphite
Date of creation
1964
Condition
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance
Bo Je
About The Visita Nocturna A-46

Clearly these two birds are in conversation with the moon as a backdrop.

About Guillermo Silva Santamaria

(1921-2007) Born in Bogota, Columbia, Santamaria studied painting as a teenager under the French painter, Pierre Daguet. He also attended the School of Fine Arts (Ecole des Beaux Artes) in France.

Extensive travel led Santamaria to Europe a second time, Peru, to Mexico and to the United States. Each of these destinations "touched" his style and technique of making art. For instances he studied engraving at the School of Esmeralda in Mexico City (1956), then a year later he pursued engraving at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Santamaria's influence as a teacher, headquartered in Mexico City, shaped a generation of printmakers there and beyond. In 1961 he won a First Prize in Engraving in a competition staged by the Canadian Painters and Etchers Society at the Royal Museum in Ontario, Canada.

Cultures

Latin American

Medium

Prints

Subject

Birds

Keywords

Guillermo Silva Santamaria, Santamaria etching