Front view of an orange cottage with white front porch, pale blue sky, and trees in the distance framing the house
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Medium: Lithograph
Edition: 93/100
Size: 21 1/4 x 29 3/4 in
Location: Inside 300A LC
Donor: Donated by E.F. Lindquist; conservation and exhibition generously supported by Professor Emeritus H. Dee and Myrene Hoover.

About the Artwork

"Although the representation of the house in this print is not abstract, it isn't completely naturalistic either. Emilio Sánchez reduced the house to its geometric building blocks: triangles and rectangles.

In an interview about his work, Sánchez discussed his interest in houses like the one in this print: ""I am struck by the patterns in the little houses. They’re usually scattered around these narrow streets in the shantytowns and they really have some marvelous patterns and as I said when the sun is turned on it’s absolutely incredible.""*

Interview with Ariene Jacobowitz, ""Listening to Pictures,"" (1967) "


Emilio Sánchez Foundation.

 Jacobowitz, Ariene. "Listening to Pictures (1967)."

Koll, Ann, ed. Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sánchez. New York: Prestel, 2011.

Print, Representational, Geometric Shapes, Architecture, Art Students League, Caribbean

More about Emilio Sanchez

b. 1921
Cuban, active in US

Emilio Sánchez was born in Cuba, but spent most of his life in the US. He attended the Art Students League in New York from 1944 to 1948, and he remained in the city until his death in 1999. Brightly colored, Caribbean-style houses, such as this one, are typical in his œuvre. He also painted landscapes and buildings in Morocco and New York.