FANTASTIC ANTIQUE MODERN ABSTRACT PERUVIAN LANDSCAPE IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS BY ESTEEMED PERUVIAN PAINTER ERNESTO GUTIERREZ. THIS WORK DEPICTS AN ABSTRACT FIGURATIVE STREET SCENE IN THE CAPITAL OF LIMA, PERU. GUTIERREZ SKILLFULLY BLENDS ELEMENTS OF THE CITY'S HISTORICAL PAST WITH A TOUCH OF MODERN ABSTRACTION. THE ARCHITECTURE SHOWCASES A FUSION OF OLD COLONIAL-STYLE BUILDINGS AND UNPAVED ROADS. THE BRUSHSTROKES ARE BOLD AND EXPRESSIVE, CAPTURING THE CITY'S RICH HERITAGE AS A GLIMPSE OF PEOPLE GOING ABOUT THEIR DAILY ROUTINE, ADDING A HUMAN ELEMENT TO THE URBAN LANDSCAPE.SIGNED DATED 1967 BY ERNESTO GUTIERREZ IN THE LOWER RIGHTHAND CORNER AND ADDITIONALLY ON THE VERSO. MILD WEAR TO THE FRAME, AS SHOWN.
IT DOES NOT DETRACT FROM ITS BEAUTY IN ANY WAY. DIMENSIONS: 33" H x 26" W. Ernesto Gutierrez (20/21st century) is active/lives in Peru.
Ernesto Gutierrez is known for Painting. A leading Peruvian artist, Ernesto Gutierrez, was born in Lima, Peru, in 1941. His father was a Spaniard, and his mother was a descendant of the Inca. Upon completing his high school education, Gutierrez entered the School of Fine Arts in Lima, Peru; he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1964 and was awarded a Gold Medal.
Sponsored by the Brazilian government, Gutierrez received the Itamarti Scholarship and studied for two years (1966-67) at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro while extensively exhibiting his works throughout the art centers of South America: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Cordova, Santiago de Chile, and Lima, among others. In 1971, Gutierrez was granted a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at the University of Wisconsin, where he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1974. Gutierrez has been influenced by local and global artistic factors: pre-Columbian forms and native-popular Peruvian art and modern French masters such as Cezanne, Gaugin, and to some extent, Matisse. The boldness of Gutierrez's colors creates an almost sensual excitement: shocking pink, chartreuse, mauve, and the whole gamut of blues, purples, and greens, often underlined and emphasized by complementary colors. In some of his paintings, Gutierrez assumes a cubist-realist simplification of forms and volumes and a precise rendering of surfaces.Gutierrez's sensibility strikes the viewer as essentially Spanish, while his inspiration derives from his Inca heritage, Peruvian landscapes, and folklore. School of Fine Arts, Lima, Peru. Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1966-67, sponsored by the Brazilian Government Itamarati.
The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MFA 1974, sponsored by Fulbright Scholarship. Art Center Galleries, Lima, Peru. "Young Peruvian Artists, " Institute of Contemporary Art, 1965-66, Lima, Peru. Morada Galleries, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1966.
"Bienal de Grabado, " Cordova, Argentina, 1966. "Salon Nacional de Grabado, " Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1966. "Bienal de Grabado, " Santiago de Chile, 1968. "Salon Fundacion para las Artes, " National Museum of Peru, Lima Peru 1968. Carrol Condit Galleries, New York, 1971, 74."25 Peruvian Artists" Lima, Peru, 1972. Contest University of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1973. "Mini Art Show" Bradley Galleries; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1974, 75, 76, 77. DeLigny Art Galleries; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1981.
Vanidades Gallery, Virginia Gardens, Florida 1993. David Barnett Galleries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1983, 84, 85, 86, 87, 99, 2000. "David Barnett Gallery Collection of Ernesto Gutierrez Paintings" United Community Center; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2003 Latino Arts Inc; Milwaukee Wisconsin, 2003 Awards First Prize of Painting, "Instituto Peruano Norteamericano" Lima, Peru, 1963. First Prize of Painting, "Municipalidad de Lima" Lima, Peru, 1963.
First Prize of Printmaking, "Salon Fundacion para las Artes" National Museum of Peru, 1967. First Prize of Printmaking, U. Contest University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1973. Second Prize of Painting, "The City of Lima" Lima, Peru, 1964.
Beginning with a First Prize in Painting at the Instituto Peruano Norteamericano in Lima and a First Prize in Painting at the Muniipalidad de Lima, Peru, in 1963, the artist has won several international awards and has exhibited his work in galleries in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and at several galleries across the United States.