Jose Maria de Servin Boy and Girl with Piglets, Mid-Century Modernism Paintings, a Pair,
Pair of framed oil on burlap original paintings by JOSE MARIA de SERVIN (1917-1983), signed. Wonderful images of children — each holding a piglet.
The paintings are framed 25" by 19"
de Servin painted in a Modern, Cubist style and created his own variation of folk art style.
NOTES: Born in Mexico in 1917. A distinguished member of the group "Pintores Jovenes" (Young Painters), he became well known for a Cubist stye. Jose Maria de Servin's murals are rich in color and show a high sense of the "Mexicanidad". He collaborated with Jose Orozco in painting the murals for the Legislative Palace of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and murals by de Servin are also in Mexico City and Guadalajara. For fifteen years Jose Maria de Servin taught summer art courses at the University of Arizona. Jose Maria de Servin first exhibited his work as early as 1940. In 1957 he received the prestigious Merciful Jose Orozco award. At the Madonna Festival Exhibition in Los Angeles, California, Jose Maria de Servin received first prize for the work “The Madonna and the Boy" (1956). In 1967 he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Friends of Mexican Art of the Phoenix Art Museum. A tribute exhibition was held in 1984, the year after the artist's death, at the Regional Museum of Guadalajara.
Spanish Athenian, Guadalajara, Jal. (1940); Gallery of Contemporary Art, Mexico, D.F. (1949); Gallery of Universal Art, Monterrey, N. L. (1959); House of the Crafts, Guadalajara (1964); Rossemberg’s Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. and in Miami, FL. (1969). Crafts Capuchinas, Guadalajara (1971). Building “The Angel”, Mexico, D.F. (1977). In addition Jose Mariia de Servin has participated in important exhibitions in Venezuela and Panama. An exhibition tribute was held the year after Jose Maria de Servin’s death, Regional Museum of Guadalajara (1984)
Prizes and Distinctions:
Medal of Honor Fair of Jalisco (1953). In the Madonna Festival of Los Angeles, CA., Jose Maria de Servin received the first prize for the work “the Madonna and the Boy” (1956). In 1957 Jose de Servin gained the prestige’s Merciful Jose Orozco award. First prize in the Year of the Plastic Arts of Jalisco (1964). In 1967 he is honored with the appointment to Life Member of Friends of the Mexican Art of the Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Named artistic Adviser of the House of the Crafts of Jalisco (1969)