Portrait of John Dunbar (Retrato de John Dunbar)

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Portrait of John Dunbar (Retrato de John Dunbar)

Mexico, 1931
Paintings
Oil on canvas
Image (Image): 78 1/2 x 62 in. (199.39 x 157.48 cm) Frame: 80 1/2 × 64 1/4 × 2 in. (204.47 × 163.2 × 5.08 cm)
The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art (M.2006.213.1)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

John Atkinson Dunbar, a New York real estate mogul and good friend of Diego Rivera, is seated on an equipal, a traditional Mexican chair....
John Atkinson Dunbar, a New York real estate mogul and good friend of Diego Rivera, is seated on an equipal, a traditional Mexican chair. He is portrayed with sculpture in the style of West Mexican ceramics, pointing to Rivera's interest in the ancient traditions of Mexico. Ilona Katzew, 2008
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Bibliography

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  • Nieto, Margarita.  Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997.
  • Diego Rivera: a Rare Retrospective Exhibition. Palm Springs: B. Lewin Galleries, 1993.
  • Nieto, Margarita.  Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997.
  • Muchnic, Suzanne. LACMA So Far: Portrait of a Museum in the Making. San Marino, California: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2015.
  • Paquette, Catha. At the Crossroads: Diego Rivera and His Patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts. Austin: University of Texas, 2017.
  • Kaplan, Wendy, ed. Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Munich: DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2017.
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