Miguel Martinez

Magnificent Original Miguel Martinez Drawing Entitled “Thunderstorm”

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  • Exciting Miguel Martinez (1951-) Original Pastel Drawing | Titled: “Thunderstorm” | From Martinez’s signature and world recognized “Faces of Women” Series.  Medium: Pastel drawing on paper | Year or Era Produced: Dated 2002 | Signed by Martinez in the Lower left of Canvas | Sight Area Approximate Measurement: 11″ x 14″; Frame Approximate Measurement: 14.25″ x 17.25″ x 2″ | Approximate Weight: 3 lbs | Framed beneath glass with gorgeous Gold Frame | Note: Includes a copy of the Michael McCormick Galleries receipt with the sale price of $3,675.00.  The Michael McCormick Gallery represents and promotes Martinez, thus this art works provenance is dated back directly to the artist.

    About the Artist : Miguel Martinez (1951-) is truly one of the most collected and sought after artists in the latin art genre.  The youngest son of Hispanic parents, Miguel Martinez was born and has lived in Taos, New Mexico since 1951. He discovered his interest in the arts during high school where he enjoyed his hands-on experience with paints, clay and other media. Later, after becoming a successful jewelry designer, he turned to painting, which he believed would more fully express what he wanted to say in his art. He committed himself completely to a study of this discipline, spending five years working with several prominent New Mexico Artists including RC Gorman, Ray Vinella, and Frank Howell. Also, early on he was inspired by Mexican artists Rivera and Zuniga for their portrayal of the dignity of common folk, and he admired Modigliani’s works of powerful and poignant human emotions. He knew these were the kinds of messages stirring in his soul and waiting to be painted.

    Still in his early twenties, Miguel found a style, which has become his signature and recognized World Wide. Moved by deep respect and admiration, he began a series of large faces of women, enlarging and stylizing the eyes, and endowed them with mystery of illusive and provocative expressions. He has created them in an ambience of everyday life, giving them a voice which has inordinately proved to speak to the hearts of a universal following.

    After almost twenty years this series continues, though Miguel says, “The women have changed as time passed, and I have changed as well. In my travels around the world, the women I have encountered have all found their way into my paintings. Each face I paint, to me, has a different identity. But I feel from the beginning they have all shared a common bond—their values, their character—things almost forgotten in our everyday day routines. These women are upright, strong yet gentle, proud of who they are. They have nothing to hide.” By Marilyn Foust Jones, Taos N.M.

  • Weight

    3lb.

    Height

    16"

    Width

    18"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    3lb.

    Height

    16"

    Width

    18"

    Depth

    2"

    Artist / Maker

    Miguel Martinez

    Date

    21st Century

    Kind

    Drawings

    Medium

    Pastel

    Origin

    American

    Other

    Glass Covering

    Subject

    Landscape, Portrait

    Support

    Paper

    Title

    Thunderstorm