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Caribbean Color, Urban Lines and International Forms: Selected Works by Emilio Sanchez

 August 18 – November 10, 2012

With a brilliant color palette combined with strong plays of light and shadow, Cuban born Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999), creates stylized images that reveal the abstracted stillness of manufactured environments.   His architectural works from New York and the Caribbean stand out with simplified forms where all unessential details, including a human presence, are eliminated.  These stripped down structures take on a universal meaning where the images become a study of color, line and form. Presenting a combination of two themes, images of New York and the Caribbean, the exhibition highlights Sanchez’s contributions to Modernism that he developed in Latin America and the Caribbean and brought to iconic American imagery.  His work demonstrates the internationalism and colonial influences that contributed to the development of American art.

  • Funded in part by UW Art Museum Gala Funds


Left: Emilio Sanchez (Cuban/American, 1921-1999), Crosstown Street, late 1970s, watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 inches, gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection. 2011.7.29

Top Right: Emilio Sanchez (Cuban/American, 1921-1999), Sol de Mediodía, 1996/1997/1998, lithograph, 15 x 32 inches, gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection. 2011.7.65

Bottom Right: Emilio Sanchez (Cuban/American, 1921-1999), Looking West from My Studio, 1987/1988, lithograph, 19 x 17-1/2 inches, gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection. 2011.7.75


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