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Octavio Medellin: Spirit and Form

Octavio Medellin: Spirit and Form

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Exhibition Catalog

Mark A. Castro. Dallas Museum of Art, 2022.

100 pp. 65 col. & 7 b/w ills. 26 x 21 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9780300263527

Octavio Medellin (1907–1999) was an influential figure in Texas art for over six decades, creating evocative works in a wide variety of mediums. He engaged with artistic trends on both sides of the border, befriending prominent Mexican artists such as Carlos Merida, while working alongside foundational figures of Texas regionalism like the Dallas 9. Born near San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and of Otomi descent, Medellín immigrated with his family to San Antonio when he was a teenager. His multinational identity was a source of creativity, but also forced him to navigate a complicated path between the two countries that he called home. Medellin's work is marked by a constant drive to adapt to new circumstances. Exploring the astonishing range of Medellin's work and his devotion to a meticulous process-centered practice, this retrospective asserts the artist's key place in the history of American and Texas art while examining the reasons why his work has not been fully appreciated.

Subject Headings: Western Art -- Mexico ; United States -- Post-1945 -- Sculpture ; Several Fine Arts Media (Western) -- Other American Minority --

Artist(s): Medellin, Octavio

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