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Leo Matiz

Leo Matiz

Colombia • Born in: 1917

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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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The Poligon, Leo Matiz

The Poligon

Leo Matiz

Photography - 13 x 8.5 x 0.1 inch

$2,000

"Arena" Medanos de Coro, Leo Matiz

"Arena" Medanos de Coro

Leo Matiz

Photography - 7.25 x 9.25 x 1 inch

$2,000

Staring into Space, Leo Matiz

Staring into Space

Leo Matiz

Photography - 14 x 17 x 1 inch

$2,000

Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul Coyoacan, Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul Coyoacan

Leo Matiz

Photography - 8.75 x 6.5 x 1 inch

$4,500

Frida Kahlo en Coyoacán, México, (Framed), Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo en Coyoacán, México, (Framed)

Leo Matiz

Photography - 23.5 x 15.55 x 0.1 inch

$3,500

Frida Kahlo en xochimilco, México, (Framed), Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo en xochimilco, México, (Framed)

Leo Matiz

Photography - 23.5 x 15.55 x 0.1 inch

$3,500

Frida Kahlo  en xochimilco, México, (Framed), Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo en xochimilco, México, (Framed)

Leo Matiz

Photography - 15.55 x 23.5 x 0.1 inch

$3,500

Hand on the Camera, Leo Matiz

Hand on the Camera

Leo Matiz

Photography - 12 x 15 x 1 inch

$3,000

Abstract, Leo Matiz

Abstract

Leo Matiz

Photography - 7.5 x 6.75 x 1 inch

$3,000

Techos, Leo Matiz

Techos

Leo Matiz

Photography - 6.5 x 9.75 x 0.1 inch

$3,000

Frida Kahlo en el jardín xochimilco, México (Framed), Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo en el jardín xochimilco, México (Framed)

Leo Matiz

Photography - 23.5 x 15.55 x 0.1 inch

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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.

When was Leo Matiz born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1917