photographed 11/18/2020
photographed 11/18/2020

Figure Study for Los Estaciones


Artist
Guillermo Meza (Mexican, 1917 – 1997)
Date
1965
Medium
Pastel, crayon on paper
Dimensions
Sheet/image : 36 x 26 in. (91.44 x 66.04 cm)
Frame : 50 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. (1.3 x 1 m)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2015.63

Label
After studying art at night school in Mexico City, Guillermo Meza initially worked as a magazine illustrator before becoming a painter in 1937. Meza’s early work was strongly influenced by the Mexican Muralist movement, but in the 1950s his work became increasingly surreal. He is best known for expressively distorted figures and haunting, dreamlike landscapes inspired by the indigenous cultures of Mexico. Meza moved away from studio art in the 1970s and worked primarily as a theater costume and set designer for the remainder of his career.

Object Type
Drawing