Ernesto Gutierrez

Fruteras, 2022
Oil on canvas
25.38 x 31.38 in
SKU: 9862g
Price on Request

"Fruteras" is an original oil painting on canvas signed by the Peruvian artist Ernesto Gutierrez. Gutierrez is known for his deep saturation of colors normally, but with this piece he paints in a gentler color tone. The soft colors provide the feeling of an early morning and a soft moment.

Artwork Size: 25 3/8" x 31 3/8"
Frame Size: 31 7/8" x 37 7/8"


Artist Bio:


Born in Lima, Peru, in 1941, Gutierrez is a leading Peruvian artist. His father was a Spaniard and his mother was descended from the Incas. After high school, the artist attended the School of Fine Arts in Lima, earning a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in 1964. He was awarded a gold medal. Sponsored by the Brazilian government, Gutierrez received the Itamarti Scholarship, studying for two years (1966-67) at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. He has exhibited throughout South America: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Cordova, Santiago de Chile, and Lima. In 1971, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at the University of Wisconsin where he earned a Master's in Fine Art in 1974. He currently resides in Wisconsin.

Gutierrez's influences are diverse: pre-Columbian art, native and popular Peruvian art, and modern French masters such as Cezanne, Gauguin, and Matisse. He is a brilliant colorist and simplifies forms and volumes in his work. While he clearly displays modernist influences like Cubism, Gutierrez draws on traditional Peruvian subjects, such as women at a fruit market.