Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hierarchy of Artists Influence from Courbet to Saenz

Courbet (1819-1877)

Monet (1840-1926)

Renoir (1841-1919)

Cezanne (1839-1906)

Gauguin (1848-1903)

Matisse (1869-1954)

Marc (1880-1916)

Gris (1887-1927)

Picasso (1881-1973)

Braque (1882-1963)

Zorthian (1911-2004)

Saenz (1952- )

The works above illustrate the progression of influences from Coubert to Saenz via direct contact of the artists listed.

Saenz served as the Director of Art for Zorthian's Ranch for Children in the late 70s and early 80s. At the age of 13, Saenz met Col. Jirayr H. Zorthian in the mid-sixties at the Pasadena Art Museum. Saenz was the museums's newspaper delivery boy. Saenz studied with Zorthian and other acclaimed artists through his association with the Pasadena Art Museum. Including Rothko, DuChamp and Warhol.

Saenz is recognized as the creator of Chicano Minimalism. A credit given to him by Gregg Stone, Curator of the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. His last existing mural has been declared a historical landmark in Pasadena View Here."

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