The works of artist Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) will be on view at the Lowe Art Museum in a first-time exhibition entitled Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections, opening February 9, 2017. The exhibition will include nearly four dozen works by the prolific Cuban artist and remains on view through May 21, 2017.
Emilio Sanchez was born in the rural countryside of Camagüey, Cuba. He left his country in 1932 for America, where he fulfilled his lifelong desire to study painting. Inspired by mid-century New York realists such as Edward Hopper and Reginald Marsh (his teacher), Sanchez was drawn to landscapes, both urban and rural, as well as genre scenes. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Sanchez established himself as one of the premier painters of daily life in the Caribbean, including his native Cuba. After the Cuban Revolution, Sanchez shifted his focus to other islands in the Caribbean as well as countries in Latin America and even Morocco. Through it all, New York-where he had permanently settled in 1952-remained a constant source of inspiration for him.
Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections brings together stellar examples of this under-appreciated artist’s remarkable oeuvre, which have never before been shown together. An Opening Reception will take place at the Lowe on February 9, 2017, 7-9 pm, with a gallery talk by co-curators Drs. Victor Deupi and Nathan Timpano at 7:30 pm.
In addition to being showcased at the Lowe, Sanchez’s works will be on view in an exhibition entitled Emilio Sanchez: A Generous Life from February 11 through December 2017, at the Vasari Project in the Miami-Dade Public Library’s Main Library Downtown. A Vasari Project display will feature selected drawings, watercolors, and sketchbooks from the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Permanent Art Collection and the Vasari Project archives. An Opening Reception will take place on the 11th from 2 – 4 pm.
Also, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will include Sanchez works in their Inside|Out collection installed throughout Miami-Dade communities from February to August 2017. Two works by Sanchez will be added to their 2017 Inside|Out collection, which is growing from 30 to 50 reproductions.
About Lowe Art Museum
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