For sale is an original oil on board Taos New Mexico painting by the Taos New Mexico And American Southwest artist Julian Robles 1933. This painting features a wonderfully painted female nude full length portrait of a seated woman. The sitter appears to be Native American. She sits in a love chair draped with a Southwest blanket, Legs crossed with her chin resting delicately on her right hand.She looks off to her right(to the left of the viewer) and seems to be in restful yet pensive state of being. She doesnt appear to be posing for the artist, instead but instead the artist seems to have captured her in this calm and restful state. The artist uses great color and nice big expressive thick strokes of oil paint. A superb painting by a highly collected American Southwest artist. Appears to have been a gift from the artist as per label on reverse. Title: Untitled Seated Nude, Taos. Date: 1973 (as per artist label in reverse). Signed: Lower Left Julian Robles Taos. Framed - 13 5/8 x 11 1/2. Sight - 9 3/4 x 7 3/4. Board - 10 x 8. Born in The Bronx, New York City, in 1933, Julian Robles has been living and painting in Taos, New Mexico, since 1968. He is dedicated to recording the ceremonials of the New Mexico and Arizona Indians before their valued rituals are lost. "I find it exciting to capture the life and color of an Indian ritual, " he declares.
It's exhilarating to paint the air around the bronze head of a Pueblo Indian. His artist mother recognized the seeds of Robles' talent and focus when he was a young child. Robles became an avid student of art at his high school in Jersey City, New Jersey, and went on to study at the Pratt Institute in New York City, eventually serving as a technical illustrator in the U. Air Force from 1953 to 1958.Posts in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Amarillo, Texas, allowed Julian to take frequent painting trips to New Mexico, prompting his eventual relocation to the area. He attended classes at the Arts Student League and the National Academy of Design in New York until his final move to Taos where he was a founding member of the Taos Six, along with Rod Goebel, Walt Gonske, Ray Vinella, Robert Daughters, and Ron Barsano. Like the Taos founders before him, Robles finds a magical quality in the southwest landscape with its striking contrast of desert and mountains and the variety of clouds against perfect blue skies. As Robles says, The combination of all these elements make living and painting in northern New Mexico next to high drama for the painter. At some Indian ceremonials, photography and sketching are not permitted so Robles memorizes the details and sketches them in his studio, where he has a collection of artifacts. To compose the details for a painting, he re-creates the ritual as if he were actually a participant. In a way, his approach is the same as an actor's in making a role come alive. As a result of his first-hand experience and personalized involvement, his canvases glow with a warm, inviting light, and his colors are the vibrant purple, red, and turquoise of Indian ceremonial costumes. Julian Robles has won numerous awards for his penetrating insights into the culture and beauty of the Southwest, not only for his oil paintings but also for his pastels and woodblock prints. His honors include the gold medal of the Webber-Costello Award for portrait painting at the National Pastel Society Show, New York, in 1985, as well as many invitations and awards at invitational shows at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the National Western Artists show in Lubbock, Texas. Robles continues to work at his studio in Taos, but spends much of his time painting on location throughout the Southwest. The item "Taos New Mexico Female Nude Portrait Painting By Julian Robles. Signed" is in sale since Friday, January 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "upstatetreasures14" and is located in Kingston, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Philippines.