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Gerzso, Gunther (1915–2000)

Gerzso, Gunther (1915–2000)

Gunther Gerzso (b. 17 June 1915; d. 21 April 2000), Mexican painter. Born in Mexico City, Gerzso considered himself a self-taught artist. From 1941 to 1962, while painting, he designed sets for the Mexican cinema. In 1974 he studied lithography at the Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico. His works have been shown since 1955 in exhibitions such as "Latin American Art Since Independence" at the Yale University Art Gallery (1966). He represented Mexico at the eighth biennial exhibition in São Paulo (1965). The University of Texas Art Museum in Austin in 1976 and the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City in 1977 organized major retrospectives of his work. In 1978 he was awarded the national Fine Arts Prize by the Mexican government. He died in Mexico City on 21 April 2000. That same year, the New York gallery Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art mounted a retrospective of his work.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Du Pont, Diana C., et al. Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2003.

Eder, Rita, and Gunther Gerzso. Gunther Gerzso: El esplen-dor de la muralla. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Dirección General de Publicaciones, 1994.

                                     BÉlgica RodrÍguez

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