Luis Quintanilla (1893 - 1978)
Born in Santander, Spain, painter and printmaker Luis Quintanilla went to Paris in 1911 to study art. It there that he met Juan Gris, whose influence led Quintanilla to become a Cubist. He lived and worked in both France and Spain for the next twenty years, and his style evolved from Cubism to Modernism. Embroiled in the turbulent politics of 1930s Spain, Quintanilla was forced into exile in 1939. With the support and encouragement of Ernest Hemingway and others, he settled in New York and produced lithographs, paintings, and murals in the United States until 1958, when he moved to Paris. With the death of Franco in 1976, Quintanilla returned to his homeland and died two years later in Madrid.
Drypoint, 1950; edition of 250. Image size 9-7/8” x 13”; sheet size 13” x 15-7/8”. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right margin. Fine.
Etching, 1943; edition of 250. Image size 9-7/16" x 13"; sheet size 12½" x 16½". Published by Associated American Artists, New York. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. Fine.