Margarita Weihmann: Campesino
Margarita Wiehmann oil on canvas portrait of a Mexican campesino. Austere and head-on. Art is 20 x 26, with frame 21.5 x 27.5.
Margarita Weihmann is just coming to the attention of American collectors. Of the generation of political refugee artists and writers who found, at first, refuge, and then, a true home in Mexico during World War II, Weihmann soon found herself at the center of the ferment of social-realist and indigenous art of the period, rubbing shoulders with, and painting and showing alongside, the giants of the period, Rivera, Kahlo, Orozco, Varo, Fini, and a host of others, now of legendary status. And, as the work shows, this gifted European became a truly Mexican painter, imbued with the excitement and ideals of the time. We are very excited to be able to offer a selection of these rarely seen works.