Peña, A.X. (illus).
Mexico. Asociacion Mexicana de Turismo. Mexican Tourist Association. Circa 1940s.
Vintage color poster, 36 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches, folding as issued to 12 x 8 3/4 inches. Pinholes, abrasions and/or short tears at margin corners and centers, slightly entering image border; paper residue to center upper margin; penciled address to center lower margin; green stain on verso shows up as green shadow on woman's neck (see detail image); otherwise very good bright condition; colorful image would display well. An attractive image of a woman standing proudly with an armful of flowers in front of a village. The artist, whose signature appears at upper right, was the Mexican painter Alfonso X. Peña (1903-1964). A photo of the original painting appeared in a 1936 El Nacional article in which the author wrote that Peña's "work is characterized by color that preserves all the lights and all the vibrations of the people and things that can be found in regions of the Republic, that is Tehuantepec, the mesa, the coast.”. Item #56926