Lot 67248 View Catalog
Estate of the artist.
A mid twentieth-century painter, sculptor, muralist, and teacher, Spanish-born Xavier Gonzalez practiced a number of artistic styles including Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Created: Not Given, for example, recalls the pictographic Surrealism of Paul Klee, whereas The Oracle borrows from primitive sculpture and Synthetic Cubism. Widely traveled, Gonzalez lived in Mexico as a teen and ventured throughout Central America and Europe before settling in Chicago in the early 1920s. His uncle, the Texas painter José Arpa y Parea, invited him to assist with his art school in San Antonio which was the catalyst for Gonzalez's future career as an art professor. He taught at Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans for over a decade, founded a summer painting school in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and in New York, gave classes at the Art Students League and the art school of the Brooklyn Museum. Gonzalez's wartime murals for post offices in Texas, Alabama, and Louisiana received much acclaim in his lifetime.
Alternate Artist Spellings: "Gonzales, Xavier", "Gonzáles, Xavier", "Gonzalez, Xavier"
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