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A work made of opaque watercolor, over traces of blue crayon, on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of opaque watercolor, over traces of blue crayon, on cream wove paper.

Date:

1953

Artist:

Wifredo Arcay
Cuban, 1925-1997

About this artwork

Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1925, and educated at the Academia de San Alejandro, Wifredo Arcay arrived in Paris in 1949. He continued his education in France at the Grande Chaumière and the Atelier d’Art Abstrait. Arcay was associated with leading members of the Parisian avant-garde, including Jean Arp and Fernand Léger. His interest in space and Neoplasticism, a style of abstraction exclusively composed of primary colors and horizontal and vertical lines, is evident in his hard-edged, abstract works. Throughout his career, Arcay maintained his connections to the Cuban art scene as a member of the group Los Diez Pintores Concretos (Ten Concrete Painters).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Wifredo Arcay

Title

Untitled

Place

Cuba (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1953

Medium

Opaque watercolor, over traces of blue crayon, on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed and inscribed lower right: "Paris 53’

Dimensions

41.2 × 46.9 cm (16 1/4 × 18 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

The Buchanan Family Foundation in honor of Viviane Van Leer Kellermann

Reference Number

2016.405

Extended information about this artwork

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