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    Paintings by Clemente Diaz, Mexican Tonala Indian

    • Dates: date unknown, 1966 through October 30, 1966
    • Organizing Department: Gallery Shop ?
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    • September 14, 1966: “The Paintings of Clemente Diaz” are the feature of the current sales exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum Gallery Shop. Mr. Diaz' work, as well as a selection of Mexican ceramics and textiles, will be on view in the Shop through the end of October.

      Mr. Diaz is one of the leading exponents of the traditional art of the Tonala Indians, a style that has been handed down in his family from generation to generation. Born in the town of Tonala Jalisco, he began, at the age of six, to decorate wood and pottery under the guidance of his father. Subsequently, he transferred his designs to paper, including wallpaper and fabric designs.

      Mr. Diaz utilizes a delicate fine line technique in the depiction of idols, animals, birds, fishes, flowers and creatures of the imagination. He uses handmade brushes of dog hair to apply the colorful tempera and metallic paints. The results are rhythmic and highly decorative.

      Mr. Diaz has been a member of the Gallery Shop staff for the past ten years. Prices for his work, exhibited here for the first time, range from $5 to $135.

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