For sale is a 1960s mixed media painting by the skilled artist GMO Guillermo Acevedo. It is a Pencil or Charcoal sketch on Paper of a Peruvian Woman in a Skirt and Hat. The artists presents the figure from the rear, in a Landscape with Spanish Baroque church architecture in the distant background. The Artist's signature is GMO (Guillermo) Acevedo. Acevedo uses contrast of heavy and light pencil markings to create the figure’s voluminous form. Her position in the foreground of the composition makes her monumental. Although the figure’s costume appears to be Andean, from Peru or Bolivia, it could be North American.
Guillermo Acevedo was born on October 5, 1920, in Arequipa, a city situated at the foot of volcano Misti in Southern Peru. At the age of sixteen, he and his family moved to Lima where his father, a builder, architect and dreamer, followed a building boom to Peru's capital.
Guillermo studied art at Lima's Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, and for many years operated his own advertising business and commercial art studio in Lima before immigrating to the US in 1959.
After a very fruitful career in San Diego as an artist, he and his wife Lydia moved to San Francisco to continue his work. They remained there until his death in October, 1988. Lydia now lives in San Diego at her home where Guillermo's art can be viewed.
Don Guillermo Acevedo is best known for his powerful and perceptive detailed drawings of people, especially the Native Americans of the Southwest. His great sensitivity, apparent in all his drawings, marks him as a draftsman of outstanding talent. Size painting 23" L x 18" H frame 30 1/2"L x 24 1/2"H x 11/2" W
CIRCA: 1960's - CONDITION: Excellent - MATERIAL: Paper, pencil, frame - ORIGIN: USA - STYLE: Contemporary