This finely painted on board miniature painting is signed A. Morales K.Armando Morales was a Nicaraguan figurative painter considered one of the most important artist in his country’s history. It's from this painter a very rare work by its size. It is probably an early work.
Born on January 15, 1927 in Granada, Nicaragua, Morales received his formal training at National Academy of Fine Arts in Managua where he learned to paint in an academic style. In 1956, Morales won first prize in the Central American Painting Contest “15 de Septiembre” with his work Spook-Tree (1956), which was later purchased by The Museum of Modern Art in New York. After briefly living in the United States, he returned to Central America in 1976, eventually settling in Costa Rica as Nicaragua was in political upheaval.
Morales died on November 16, 2011 in Miami, FL. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., and the Princeton University Art Museum in New Jersey, among others.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825825759802
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 7" Width: 5.5" Depth: 1.13"
MATERIAL: Paper, Wood
CREATOR: Armando Morales (Painter)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Nicaragua