Guillermo Silva Santamaria—La Danza de los Caballos

Guillermo Silva Santamaria (1921–2007) was a Colombian painter, printmaker and Surrealist, and was recognized as a master of intaglio and exhibited his works on four continents during his lengthy career. He trained many students in his techniques during his teaching career in Mexico before moving to India and settling in Europe.

Silva began teaching at the Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts) in 1950 and again was studying in Europe in 1951. For a decade, he struggled with his art, but after a vacation to Machu Picchu in Peru, he began producing geometric abstractions. Praise from his contemporaries led him to move to Mexico in 1956, where he studied engraving with Isidoro Ocampo at Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda". The following year, Silva traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to take a printmaking course at Washington University. His first show in the US occurred in 1957 and he returned to Mexico City and began teaching at the Iberoamericana University and later at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

This piece is:
Guillermo Silva Santamaria
La Danza de los Caballos, 1964
Color etching, edition 1/45

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