Herrera, Miguel: 1935 (Chile)

The Artist:

Miguel Herrera was born in Chile in 1935. His art education includes a Masters Degree in Fine Arts Education at the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile in 1959; printmaking study under S. W. Hayter at Atellier 17 Academie Ramson, Paris France from 1961-1962; and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in 1970 from Pratt Institute, New York.

In 1986 Herrera became an American citizen and he currently works in New York. In addition to a career as a painter and master printmaker, Herrera writes poetry, short stories, and children's books. His work as an artist includes: art critic for Las Americas and Revista Latino American, New York; theater stage design in Chile; and graphic artist and printer of intaglio etchings at the famous Bank Street Atelier. He taught painting, drawing, art history, specialized printmaking techniques (intaglio, lithography, and silkscreen), and master printmaking in Chile, Morocco, and the United States including: Hebrew Institute, Santiago, Chili; Intaglio, Pratt Graphics Center, New York; Summit Art Center at Summit New Jersey; Blackburn Workshop, New York; Alishah, Morocco.

Among grants and awards earned are: First Prize in Printmaking, Salon del Magisterio, Valpariso, Chile; Study Grants, French Government; Purchase Award, Printmaking Biennial of Puerto Rico; Acquisition Prizes , Carton de Venezuela, and a Fulbright Fellowship. Venues for one person shows of his work including: Fine Arts Museum, Satiago, Chile; Pratt Institute, New York; and Museum of Modern Art, Asilah, Morocco. Venues for group exhibitions featuring his work include: Fine Arts Fair, Santiago, Chile; Chilean Printmaking, Museo de Bellas Artes, Lima, Peru; Latin American Painting, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C.; Biennial of Printmaking, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Annual Shows, Pratt Graphic Center, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn New York; Stutgart, Germany; New York Contemporary Exhibition of Graphic Art, Tiapei, Taiwan; Center for Inter-American Relations, New York; United Nations, New York; International Art Fairs, Washington DC, and Basel, Switzerland; International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia; and the Latin American Biennial of Graphic Art , Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Herrera's art is collected in public and privately held institutions, including: Xerox Corporation, Disney World, Florida; Sheraton Hotel Corporation; Shell Oil Corporation, New York; Sanofi Collection, Paris; RCA Incorporated, New York; Marriott Hotels; New York Times; Johnson & Johnson; General Electric Corporation; IBM Corporation; Exxon Corporation; Credit Lyonnaise, France; Banco America, New York; and Atlantic-Richfield Corporation, New York. Museums exhibiting Herrera's work in their permanent collections include: Rochester Museum, Rochester, New York; Museo Nacional, Habana, Cuba; Museum of Modern Art, Tangier, Morocco; Museum of Fine Arts, Vina del Mar, Chile; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, France; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Art:

The flower compositions below have rich inked surfaces and are rendered in beautiful detail, as lush as the flowers represented in them. Wonderful balanced still life compositions are rich in color, and aesthetically and technically compelling. Master printmaking by this accomplished artist is expressed with color and tone, and is suggestive of cultural influences from both Chile and the United States.

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Miguel Herrera. Christ's Crown. LV/LXXV. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.

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Miguel Herrera. Dragon Flower. LV/LXXV. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.

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Miguel Herrera. Bearded Iris. LV/LXXV. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.

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Miguel Herrera. Irises. LV/LXXV. Etching. The paper size is 22 1/2" " x 30" . The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$700.

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Miguel Herrera. Gemini. 24/150. Etching. The paper size is 17" x 13". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$600.

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Miguel Herrera. Naturaleaza Muerta (36). 80/125. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.

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Miguel Herrera. Naturaleaza Muerta (39). 80/125. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.

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Miguel Herrera. Naturaleaza Muerta (40). 80/125. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.

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Miguel Herrera. Naturaleaza Muerta (38). 80/125. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.

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Miguel Herrera. Naturaleaza Muerta (38). 80/125. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The work was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of the print is lush and drawing detail is lovely. Please see the close-up detail photography of the work, below. The art, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

$750.






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