Emilio Sanchez (artist)
Emilio Sanchez (1921–1999) was a Cuban-American artist known for his architectural paintings and graphic lithographs. His sham is found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York NY), Museum of Modern Art (New York NY), National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington DC), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana (Havana, Cuba), Bogotá Museum of Modern Art (Bogotá, Colombia), La Tertulia Museum (Cali, Colombia), and the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australia).
A representational artiste with a modernist and at epoch abstract approach, Sanchez emphasized "pattern, color and strong lighting contrasts". By 1970 architectural themes, from detailed stained glass windows to abstracted storefronts or city skylines, dominated his oeuvre. Carol Damian of the Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL) described his put on an act as studies in "horizontals and verticals, bold stripes of color, and the ever-present shadows, especially inclined shadows that he appropriately favored, with darks and lights in repetition." For her, Sanchez's play in was "not a picture of something, but the application of pigment onto a flat surface to become a singular seek to its own definition."