Agapito Labios Folk Art Oil Painting of Young Girl with Bird, Mid-20th Century
Agapito Labios (Mexican, 1898-1996)
Untitled, mid-20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right
Self-taught artist Agapito Labios began painting seriously in prison while serving his sentence for participating in the Mexican Revolution. He is known for his quaint folk portraits of children, many of which he sold in the Lagunilla market of Mexico City and later in his antiques store called Mercado de Artesanias at La Ciudadela. Katherine Hepburn was among some of the famed individuals who collected his work.
- wear to edges of frame; dust and accretions present to painting and frame; stretcher frame visible through canvas;
- measures frame.