Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Paintings in Houston Collections, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX


Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Sin titulo (pez) [Untitled (Fish)], 1932
Oil on canvas

September 6 – November 29, 2009

Joaquin Torres-Garcia (1874—1949) is one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century to have emerged from Latin America. Revered not only as a Modernist painter but also as a teacher and author, the Uruguay native spent most of his life in Spain, Italy, France, and New York before returning to his place of birth.

This presentation of major works selected exclusively from Houston collections complements the related exhibition Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Constructing Abstraction with Wood on view at Houston´s Menil Collection from September 25, 2009, to January 3, 2010.