Artist of the moment……Emilio Sanchez



Emilio Sanchez was a Cuban artist renown for his depictions of Latin American and Caribbean architecture. Emilio Sanchez was born in Camaguey, Cuba in the year 1921. Sanchez came to the United States in 1944. The artist settled in New York City and attended the Art Student’s League of New York.

Sanchez was a painter and printmaker. His specialty was to isolate a door or window and use a variety of colors and patterns that give these works Pop Art and Warholish feel.

Emilio Sanchez passed away in 1999.

Below we visit a show that took place at Southern Illinois University:

What I enjoy most about this artist’s work is his shadows. I am reminded of American painter Robert Townsend, who often uses watercolor as his medium of choice. He gets wonderful lighting effects from using many light layers of paint that aren’t always picked up when seen digitally. This artist was very bold in his shadow shapes often times repeating a geometric shape seen elsewhere in the composition.

I enjoy his landscapes for their minimalist feel. Often Sanchez concentrated on the outline of the buildings against the sky and left out the windows of the buildings altogether.

His use of basic geometric shapes help to give his work a great sense of depth.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors and oils which can range from $4,000 to $30,000. Sanchez also produced lithographs which can range from $1,000 to $5,000.



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