22 - 23 November 1999
Florencio Molina Campos (1891-1959)
Molina Campos, F. (Argentina)
signed and dated 'F. Molina Campos/950' upper left--inscribed with title on the verso
oil and temple on paper laid down on board
13.1/8 x 19.5/8in. (33.3 x 49.8cm.)
Painted in 1950
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Toulouse, Centre Culturel de l'Arospatiale, Florencio Molina Campos, Oct. 13-26, 1993, n.n. (illustrated). This exhibition later travelled to Rodez and Castres.
Buenos Aires, Museo Florencio Molina Campos, on permanent view since 1969
Florencio Molina Campos is considered Argentina's most popular self-taught artist whose signature caricaturesque style has reached all corners of the world including Walt Disney's popular "Goofy" films. He depicts his country folk with great sympathy, recapturing a way of life and preserving the traditions and folk culture alive in the spirit of the Argentinean people. The artist immediately engages the viewer with an expressive power. Far from being vulgar, he creates atmospheres of good-natured cheer, that like Balsiando, fills the spectator with delight and affectionate laughter.
The Molina Campos Foundation was inagurated in 1969, and ten years later, Mara Elvira Ponce Aguirre de Molina Campos founded a museum in the city of Moreno dedicated to the artist's memory. The proceeds of this sale will be donated to the Museo Florencio Molina Campos.
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