Jamie Colson

Cubist Still Life

Oil on Canvas  
32 x 26 in



Much like his contemporaries Diego Rivera and Miguel Covarrubias, Jaime Colson (1901-1975) was a world traveler who helped bring diverse modernist innovations to Latin America.

The Dominican artist lived in Spain and France for decades, working alongside influential modernists such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Upon his return to the Dominican Republic in 1950, Colson blended his European influences with Dominican subject matter, creating images of the rich central American culture the likes of which had never been seen before. He became known as one of the founders of the modernist school of Dominican painting, along with Yoryi Morel and Dario Suro. He is now considered one of the great Latin American masters of the 20th century.


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