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Jose Maria de Servin Child with Fish - Painting on Burlap - ca 1960


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: Pre 1970: Item # 1486499
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Oil on burlap by the Mexican artist Jose Maria de Servin (1917-1983) of a young boy holding a colorful fish, in the modernist style that he established early in his career. Measures 26 1/2" x 19 1/2", is not stretched or framed. The painting depicts a young boy seated while holding a bright fish, wearing sandals and a straw hat with flowing ribbons. Servin typically painted these portraits on burlap, most frequently of children holding objects, pets, or other objects. He is also known for abstract works, and images that are highly stylized with cubist influence. Known as a muralist also, he studied with Clement Orozco and was influenced by other Mexican artists of the era, often referred to as the Mexican Masters for their iconic images and powerful messages. He held his first exhibition of his work in 1940 and his works are held in museums and private collections throughout Mexico, the US, and other countries. He also lived and worked in Arizona, teaching as well as continuing to paint. This image is unsigned, but is guaranteed, it was part of a collection that was purchased from him in the 1960s or 70s. Condition: The work is lined with a transparent backing, it appears to be some kind of vinyl or other flexible material, and this has protected the burlap from fraying or other damage. There are some raised pieces of burlap on the front, but no actual losses to paint. Color is still vibrant, has been stored rolled in a trunk. As it is vintage and shows minor signs of wear, it is sold as is. A charming image, Servin's children are always fun, whimsical, and colorful, and exhibit typical attire of Mexico. Please see all photos for details and email any questions. Shipping via USPS or Fedex with tracking and insurance. Will ship rolled. Shipping delays may occur.