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This is an original pastel drawing on thick, 100% rag paper. The subject matter is an abstracted, expressionistic double profile portraits. The palette is light and muted, largely light grays with some pastel blues and pinks and accents in orange, yellow and black. The work is in pristine condition and signed by the artist.

Title: "Masked Emotions"
Artist: Jerry De La Cruz (b 1948, Denver, CO)
Size: 24.5" height x 18.5" width (image)
29.25" height x 23.25" width (matting)
Medium: Pastel on paper
Year: 1985
Framing: None. Professionally matted in matte black museum board as shown. Pictured with framing for sizing perspective only.
Signature: Front lower right

Jerry De La Cruz (b 1948, Denver, CO) has been a full-time professional fine artist since 1975. He was the subject of a museum-wide retrospective at Denver's Museo de las Americas in 2015-2016. He is listed among the three dozen most influential regional artists of the twentieth century in a Denver Post survey of regional curators and proved the best selling artist at the first International Latino Art Auction in Phoenix, AZ. The Denver Art Museum's first purchase of a living Hispanic's work for its permanent collection was a De La Cruz. Years later, he was the only artist considered when that same museum wanted to commission a major, contemporary digital work commemorating the opening of its new Libeskind Building. De La Cruz was the recipient of back-to-back artist in residency grants from Colorado in his early career and received as well their very last painting fellowship. Other honors include award of Best Art Event of the Year by Westword Magazine and appointment to Denver’s Commission on Arts and Culture.

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Masked Emotions (1985)


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