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Leo Matiz

Colombia Born in: 1917 Emergent Artist
Translation in progress

Leo Matiz summarized his artistic pursuits by saying: “I am a painter because of activism, photographer because of hunger, and crazy because of talent.” Indeed, Matiz began his career as a caricaturist for political and literary publications, with a keen eye for gesture, features, and scathing humor.

These illustrations were particularly influenced by the work of Gustave Doré, George Grosz, Nadar, and Guadalupe Posada. He later began working as a photojournalist in Mexico for a number of international publications, but began to use the medium to explore more artistic themes. His keenness for caricature served him well in his photographic portraiture, for which he is best recognized today.

Matiz’s subjects included Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Naruda.
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Leo Matiz, Techos, Photography

Leo Matiz

Techos, 1947
6.5 x 9.75 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,800

Leo Matiz, Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul Coyoacan, Photography

Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul Coyoacan, 1945
8.75 x 6.5 x 1 inch
Photography

$4,000

Leo Matiz, Arena de la Playa, Photography

Leo Matiz

Arena de la Playa, 1977
7.25 x 9.25 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,000

Leo Matiz, Hand on the Camera, Photography

Leo Matiz

Hand on the Camera, 1945
12 x 15 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,800

Leo Matiz, Staring into Space, Photography

Leo Matiz

Staring into Space, 1963
14 x 17 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Leo Matiz, Abstract, Photography

Leo Matiz

Abstract, 1950
7.5 x 6.75 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,800

Leo Matiz, The Poligon, Photography

Leo Matiz

The Poligon, 1950
13 x 8.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,000

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