Self-portrait (standing figure).
Etching, 120 x 80mm. 4¾ x 3¼".
The artist stands, hands in pockets, over a grotesque semi-humanoid and contorted figure. He looks at a notice inscribed 'Modern Art Exhibition'. Some lines of etched lettering in reverse in the upper left part of the plate. The Latin American artist Joaquin Macias is known to have lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Nicaragua, and to have visited Chile in 1951. In a hand written note discovered with a group of his etchings, he mentions a period of "30 years residence" in Britain. He seems to have etched most of his plates in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
[Ref: 9945] £180.00