Modernist Abstract, 1960, 10-1/4" x 9" mixed media and collage on paper (affixed to mat: 17-1/2" x 13") (framed size: approximately 18-1/2" x 14") signed in the left area: ACG 60'. S address on the back cardboard that protects the piece.Alvar Carillo Gil was a Mexican pediatrician doctor born in Pichen, Yucatan, in 1898 and died in Mexico City in 1974. Apart from a brilliant career as a medical doctor specializing in pediatrics, he earned public recognition by virtue of his love and personal relationships. He was a painter as well and achieved an extraordinary collection of paintings that at the end of his days were collected in a contemporary art museum that bears his name in Mexico City. He began his friendship with Jose Clemente Orozco and later with Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Alvar Carillo Gil began with the acquisition of the drawing "La Chole" by Jose Clemente Orozco and he later became the main collector of Jose Clemente Orozo and likewise began to acquire works of the most important Mexican painters of the first half of the 20th century. He studied medicine at the University of Yucatan, specializing in pediatrics at the Sorbonne. He practiced his profession, first in his home state and then in Mexico City achieving considerable fame as a physician.
In 1969, Carillo Gil entrusted Fernando Gamboa with the project for the creation of a museum to house his entire collection. He also commissioned the renowned Mexican architect, Augusto H. Alvarez, with the architectural project. Throughout the years that followed, he was getting a good amount of works, to the point that at the end of the decade of the 40's all the official exhibitions organized by the National Institute of Fine Arts were based on the paintings of the Carillo Gil Collection.
In August of 1974, his wife, Carmen Tejero de Carillo Gil, inaugurated the museum in the company of Fernando Gamboa. The item "ALVAR CARILLO GIL Listed Mexico Original mixed media Collage 1960" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019.This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "jennyarts" and is located in Palmdale, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.