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Alfredo Ramos Martínez & Modernismo

Alfredo Ramos Martinez, an infinitely less flamboyant contemporary of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, is finally beginning to be acknowledged for his remarkable contribution to modern Mexican art.  This beautifully illustrated and carefully researched book commemorates the art and legacy of the artist.  Featuring rarely seen vintage photographs along with extensive biographical information, the book chronicles Ramos Martinez’s time in Paris as well as his years as a student and later as the director of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National School of Fine Arts).  Additionally, the book offers perhaps the most authoritative collection of Ramos Martinez’s exquisitely painted, iconic works produced during his final years in California.  Executed in luscious primary colors, featuring powerful visions of the artist’s re-imagined homeland, these late paintings represent the true genius of Ramos Martinez, as provocative as they are beautiful.

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