Vintage Modern Maine is proud to offer this breathtaking original drawing by well-known artist Ramón Santiago. This is an original work of pencil with arabesque on paper, NOT a print. It's absolutely stunning in person, where the impressions of the pencil in the slightly metallic paper are visible. The photos do not do it justice.
Ramón Santiago (1943-2001) was a famous and collected artist whose career spanned three decades. His imagery is internationally recognized. Known for his surreal style, Santiago exhibited to sold-out shows at New York City galleries throughout the 1970s. Audiences have been drawn to Santiago's unmistakable vision, a figurative style with dramatic fantasy. Elegant portrayals of beautiful women, odd human-like creatures, symbolism, color and recurrent themes create his haunting and enigmatic images. Influenced by Chagall, Dali, Picasso, Pascin and Modigliani, Santiago prefers to work in pencil, mixed media, and oil on canvas.
Pencil with arabesque signed lower right and dated 1985. We believe this drawing is part of Santiago's highly sought-after Circus/Cyrk series. Dimensions: (frame) H 40.75" x W 33"; (sight) H 38" x W 30"
One Man Shows:
1968 Newport Art Association. Newport. Rl.
1969 Harriet Thomas Galleries. Rochester New York
1971 Gallery 696. Rochester. New York
1971 Environment Gallery. New York City
1972 Environment Gallery. New York City
1973 Environment Gallery. New York City
1974 Environment Gallery. New York City
1975 Environment Gallery. New York City
1976 Gallery 696. Rochester. New York
1976 Environment Gallery. New York City
1977 Gallerie Allen Cohen. Paris. France
1978 Zenith Gallery. Washington. D.C.
1979 Zenith Gallery. Washington. D.C.
1981 Novecento Gallery. Palermo. Italy
1982 Poole Gallery. London. England
1983 Avanti Galleries. Lambertville. N.J.
1984 Stuart Gallery. New York City
New York university. New York. New York
Carnegie Mellon Collection. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania
Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester New York
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts. Springfield. Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, Palermo. Italy
Hyerson Poly technical Institute. Toronto. Canada
Museum of Art, Auburn. New York
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn. New York
Museum of Art. Fort Lauderdale. Florida