Margarita Weihmann: Man with Gray Hair
Margarita Weihmann: portrait of a Mexican man with gray hair. Oil on canvas. 22 x 18.
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.