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  Wifredo Lam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla (林飛龍, pinyin: Lín Fēilóng) (December 2, 1902 - September 11, 1982), better known as Wilfredo Lam, was a Cuban twentieth century artist.
He was predominantly a painter but he also worked with sculpture and ceramics.
Wifredo Lam was born in Sagua La Grande, a small Cuban town, in 1902.
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 Cuban Painters - Wifredo Lam
Wifredo Lam attended San Alejandro between 1918 and 1923; at that time he painted mostly still lifes and landscapes, which he showed in some of the yearly salons organized by the Association of Painters and Sculptors of Havana.
Lam remained in Spain until 1938, traveling and living for periods of time in Cuenca, Leon, and Barcelona while painting portraits, landscapes, city scenes, and interiors in styles that ranged from realism to cubism and surrealism.
Lam's rencounter with his native land in 1941 had a decisive effect on his art, perhaps more so than in the case of his contemporaries due to his long absence.
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 Wifredo Lam: A Sketch by Paulette Richards
Lam was born in 1902 to a Chinesse father and a mother of mixed African and Spanish descent in the little Cuban town of Sagua La Grande.
While Lam himself had no opportunity to see African sculpture until he travelled to Spain to study as a young man, his exposure to the rites of the African orishas through his godmother, Matonica Wilson, who was locally renowned as a healer and sorceress, later became a fertile source for his symbolic imagery.
Lam chafed under the too academic conservatism of his master, who had also taught Dali; however, it was during this time that Lam began to develop his technical articulation of a new relationship between "primitive art" and the traditions of Western composition.
xroads.virginia.edu /~ug01/westkaemper/callaloo/lam.html   (1322 words)

 Wifredo Lam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Lam's sojourn was indeed an interlude from the war and personal events.
One of Lam's best drawings is a study in elegant simplicity in which two heads, one male and one female, are melded into one linear body.
As a complex artist whose life spanned the critical art movements of this century, Lam was a master at mixing the primitive with the urbane, as is demonstrated by these incisive drawings.
artscenecal.com /ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles1995/Articles1195/Lam.html   (451 words)

 Wifredo Lam: Multicultural Modernist - Jason Edward Kaufman
The Cuban-born artist Wifredo Lam was a paragon of cultural blending: His heritage was mixed, he called many places home, he married women of diverse ethnicity, and he invented a distinctly multicultural visual language to conjure cross-cultural religious beliefs.
Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries, 1938-1952 is at the Studio Museum in Harlem until April 11.
Wifredo Oscar de la Concepcion Lam y Castilla (1902-1982) was the youngest of nine children and the only son of a Chinese father and a mulatto mother of Spanish and African descent.
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 News & Views
Wifredo and Helena chronologically narrates various stages of the life of this couple which, with the exception of Helena’s forced separation after being led to a camp for German citizens in Gurs in 1940, shared ten years of experiences during one of the most important periods of twentieth-century history.
Wifredo’s relationship with Andre Breton is particularly fruitful since, from that point on, Lam assumed a direct engagement with surrealism.
Between 1941 and 1942, Lam represented individual feminine figures that reflect a reflexive state of mind, and he began to represent shy sexual symbols and tropical landscapes, these latter pieces inspired, according to Helena, by the rich vegetation of the garden of his house.
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 Mark Hunter, The Cuban Counterfeits, ARTnews, November 1998
The Lams believe that of the hundred-odd people who personally brought them works to examine during that period--about half, they say, were collectors, with the rest divided between go-betweens (or "runners") and galleries--two out of five were not acting in good faith.
Through the early 1990s, the Lams say, the provenance attached to nearly all the fakes they saw was Cuban—"an invariable source in the declarations of the owners" who sought Lou Lam's expertise, as she wrote to then minister of culture Armando Hart in 1990.
In 1992 Lou Lam sought aid by founding the Association of the Friends of Wifredo Lam (a similar name was subsequently adopted by the Cuban foundation), which included France's then minister of foreign affairs, Roland Dumas (who is now being investigated for accepting bribes from the ELF petroleum company; he denies all charges).
www.mamfa.com /articles/cubanfakes   (5006 words)

 Guggenheim Collection - Artist - Lam - Biography
Wifredo Oscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla was born December 8, 1902, in Sagua la Grande, Cuba.
In 1923, Lam moved to Madrid, where he studied at the studio of Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayor, the Director of the Museo del Prado (and a teacher of Salvador Dalí).
Lam’s exploration of mythic images paralleled that of his contemporaries in New York, the Abstract Expressionists, though Lam used specific subject matter.
www.guggenheimcollection.org /site/artist_bio_83.html   (544 words)

 Vida y obra de Artistas cubanos.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Meanwhile, Lam participates in the sessions of the Free Academy of Landscape in the Alhambra.
Lam leaves for France in the face of the inevitable fall of the Spanish Republic.
The painting sparks a great scandal and Lam refuses to show it in an official exhibition of Cuban art being presented at the Museum of Moder Art of this city.
www.artcuba.com /artists/lam/catalogo/chronology.htm   (1978 words)

 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Sims, Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982
Lam's name can be found near the names of artists whose work manifests a magical, surreal quality—Yves Tanguy, Pavel Tchelitchew, Kurt Seligmann, and Louis O. Guglielmi, who appear as leaves bunched together on the branch.
Lam himself was acutely aware of his anomalous situation and strove constantly to maintain his ties within those arenas while at the same time affirming his relationship to Cuba and his natal culture.
Lam's chronicler and scholars have tended to regard his later career between 1947 and 1982 as a footnote to the halcyon years in Cuba during the war.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exsimwil.html   (1788 words)

 Art3st.com :: Chronicle book review
During his 60-year career (1923-82), Wifredo Lam was to pave the way for contemporary artists of African, Asian, Pacific, and Native American descent in the international art world.
When these achievements are fully recognized, with a greater comprehension of the exact nature of Lam's contribution, and as the political clouds around Cuba part to clarify this situation, the significance of Lam and his work will come to light.
Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982, by Lowery Stokes Sims, executive director of the Studio Museum, in Harlem.
www.art3st.com /associates/wilfredolam.html   (427 words)

THE centennial of Wifredo Lam, one of the great artists of the 20th century, is December 8 of this year.
Equally important was Lam’s close relationship with the great novelist Alejo Carpentier, who "understood early the sense and scope of Lam’s work," according to Dr. Pogolotti.
The organizing committee for Wifredo Lam Year is chaired by Abel Prieto and members of the artist’s family, Lou Laurin Lam and Eskil Lam, are honorary members, along with Cuban cultural figures Pablo Armando Fernández, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Humberto Solás and Lesbia Vent Dumois.
www.granma.cu /ingles/marzo02-2/11lam-i.html   (457 words)

 Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. Visual Arts. La Bijirita. SoyCubano
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center is a cultural institution devoted to the study, research and promotion of the contemporary visual arts in the developing countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
It was created in 1983, as an homage to Wifredo Lam, outstanding Cuban artist of this century, whose artwork review, in a unique way, the tendency towards universality present at the Third World from a deep projection of its roots and visual codes.
The Wifredo Lam Center has its headquarters in the building that was former mansion of Counts of Peñalver in XVIII century, at Empedrado and San Ignacio Streets, Cathedral Square, Old Havana.
www.soycubano.com /bijirita/avisuales/centro_lami.asp   (301 words)

 Wifredo Lam (1902 - 1992) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Wifredo Oscar de la Concepcion Lam y Casillo was born in Sagua La Granda, Cuba as the son of a Chinese man and an Afro-Cuban woman.
Wifredo Lam - Study for Threshold 1950 pastel, charcoal and Hirshhorn Museum Cuban
Wifredo Lam - Siren of the Niger 1950 oil and charcoal on Hirshhorn Museum Cuban
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 Wifredo Lam -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He was predominantly a (An artist who paints) painter but he also worked with (A three-dimensional work of plastic art) sculpture and (The art of making and decorating pottery) ceramics.
Wifredo Lam was born in (additional info and facts about Sagua la Grande) Sagua la Grande, a small Cuban town, in 1902.
He showed some artistic talent as a young man so, when he went to (Capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas) Havana to
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At the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center in Havana, a permanent gallery room has been dedicated to him and UNESCO has included the Lam Year among its most important dates.
Hilda María Rodríguez, the center’s director, specified that the Wifredo Lam exhibition entitled: The circumscriptive and eternal, is made up of 64 pieces (pointing on fabric, tempera, oil on paper, collage), which offer a broad perspective without being an anthology.
Perhaps the biggest surprise, even for Havanans, is the huge fl and white ceramics mural Lam created at what used to be the Medical Retreat, currently the Cuban Ministry of Health, the result of a contest won by Lam; while he rarely participated in such things, there’s always an exception to the rule.
www.granma.cu /ingles/diciembre02/lu9/50lam.html   (488 words)

 MoMA.org | The Collection | Wifredo Lam. The Jungle. 1943
In his desire to express the spirit of Afro-Cuban culture, in particular that of the uprooted Africans "who brought their primitive culture, their magical religion, with its mystical side in close correspondence with nature," Lam reinforces the Surrealist aspect of this work.
Born in Cuba, Lam spent eighteen years in Europe (1923–41), which deeply affected his artistic vision.
The artistic and cultural traditions of Lam's homeland and Europe converged when he returned to Cuba and renewed his familiarity with its light, vegetation, and culture.
www.moma.org /collection/browse_results.php?object_id=34666   (251 words)

 Wifredo Lam biographical information
Wifredo Lam - Click here to view new works.
Lam studied at the School of Fine Art in Havana.
Lam’s own multicultural heritage (as the son of a Chinese father and a mother of mixed African, Indian, and European descent) and his involvement with Santería, a religion rooted in African culture, would soon become integral to his work.
www.wolman-prints.com /pages/artistbiog/new/l   (163 words)

 Alibris: Wifredo Lam
Wifredo Lam : a retrospective of works on paper : Americas Society Art Gallery, 18 September to 20 December 1992, Fundació "la Caixa," Centre Cultural, Barcelona, 21 January to 28 March 1993
by Lam, Wifredo, and Merewether, Charles, and David, Catherine, and Sims, Lowery Stokes, and Americas Society.
Wifredo Lam : 1902-1982 : MAM, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris...
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Wifredo_Lam   (180 words)

 Wifredo Lam Online
Wifredo Lam at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Wifredo Lam copyright requests handled by the Artists Rights Society.
All images and text on this Wifredo Lam page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/lam_wifredo.html   (280 words)

 Wifredo Lam: Sculptures
Wifredo Lam grew up in Cuba with a grandmother who practised Voodoo rituals and came of age in Paris, where he and Picasso became very close friends and artistic associates.
After the war, Lam travelled before finally settling in Paris, with side trips to Italy.
Since his death, there has been an emerging consensus that Lam is one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
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 LEON TOVAR GALLERY presents Wifredo Lam
Leon Tovar Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Wifredo Lam (1902-1982).
Wifredo Oscar de la Concepción Lam y Casillo was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba as the son of a Chinese man and an Afro-Cuban woman.
Lam came to be considered one of the most important artists in the art scene worldwide.
www.artnexus.com /ANnewsdetail/13948   (254 words)

 Books : Wifredo Lam - Shop for Outdoor Gear, Outdoor Clothing, and Footwear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This book drives home 90% of the Wifredo Lam story - here we see a painter as brilliant as any of the great Europeans with whom he spent many years of his early youth.
Lam was born in Cuba, and as the son of a fl ex-slave and a Chinese immigrant, he probably would have never been recorded in history had it not been for the vision of his grandmother, who saved enough money (recognizing his artistic talent) to send the young Lam to study art in Spain.
Lam escapes the Nazis and returns to Cuba, and after Castro becomes an icon in world art - somewhat tainted in the eyes of many Cubans -- by his close relationship with the government of the Communist dictator.
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 Sims, Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982, University of Texas Press
Yet, unlike European and Euroamerican primitivists, Lam, who was a Cuban of Spanish, African, and Chinese descent, was engaging with his own cultural heritage in his works.
Lowery Stokes Sims surveys Lam's work, focusing on the period from 1947 onwards, in which he demonstrated the viability of nationalist pursuits within modernism to a new generation of artists.
What emerges from Lam's story is the fate of Surrealism in the postwar era as it permutated into international artistic movements such as the CoBrA, the Group Phases, and the International Situationists.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/books/simwil.html   (286 words)

 Black Issues Book Review: Wifredo And Helena: My Life With Wifredo Lam, 1939-1950. - Review - book review
Helena Benitez' memoir of the ten years she spent with the artist is a tale of admiration, adoration and usury.
Although Lam was associated with these artists while in Paris, the book's tone implies that it is primarily because of these associations that Lam is as well collected and respected as he has been.
She rehashes the notion put forth by critics of Lam, an Afro-Chinese Cuban artist, as "other" or "exotic" leaving readers and fans alike with a bad taste which lingers no matter the important information she provides, filling gaps in the artist's process.
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 Wifredo Lam Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 Wifredo Lam. Visual Arts. La Peña. SoyCubano
In this year, November 13, Gouaches from Lam and Picasso´s drawings are exhibited at Pearls Gallery in New York.
In 1958 Lam became member of Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts of Chicago.
In 1963, Lam came to Cuba to attend an engrave exhibition, sponsored by the National Council of Culture, exhibiting also at National Fine Arts Museum in 1996 and collaborated with Islas Magazine at Las Villas Central University.
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