Manuel Izquierdo (1925-2009) was a major talent and charismatic personality in Oregon's modern art movement in the second half of the twentieth century. This book traces his compelling story of poverty-stricken origins in Madrid, his introduction to woodworking by his cabinet-maker grandfather, his childhood escape from Spain following the Spanish Civil War and emigration from France during World War II, and his life as a sculptor and printmaker in Portland from the 1940s to the twenty-first century. Inspired by mythology, nature, and art ranging from Goya to Surrealism, Izquierdo's work is sometimes somber, often festive, and always fascinating with a combination of tradition, modern art, and a world view informed by his odyssey from war-torn Europe to the Pacific Northwest.Roger Hull is professor emeritus of art history at Willamette University and the senior faculty curator at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
myth, nature, and renewal
Salem, Oregon :, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University,, 
135 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
"This book was published in connection with an exhibition arranged by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University entitled Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal. The dates for the exhibition were January 19 to March 24, 2013, with companion exhibitions entitled Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes and Small Sculptures and Manuel Izquierdo: Works on Paper, presented from November 17, 2012, to February 10, 2013"--Title page verso
Branch Call Number:
709.2 I99h 2013