Manuel Izquierdo (1925-2009): Sculptor and Printmaker
Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
Karin Clarke Gallery is honored to present Manuel Izquierdo: Sculptor and Printmaker. This retrospective exhibit will feature sculpture, woodcut prints, and other 2-dimensional works carefully selected from the estate of one of Portland’s most important mid-century artists.

Born in Madrid, Izquierdo had to flee Spain during the Spanish Civil War with his sister and brother. They endured refugee camps in France for years before making their way to Portland, Oregon, in 1943. After finishing high school, he went on to study sculpture and printmaking at the Museum Art School, graduating in 1951. He taught at the Museum School for 46 years alongside other iconic Portland artists, like Louis Bunce, Jack McLarty and George Johanson.

Izquierdo received the prestigious Oregon Governor’s Award in 1991. His work has been exhibited in the Northwest and nationally, including a ten-year retrospective at the Portland Art Museum in 1967. In 2013, the Hallie Ford Musuem of Art in Salem presented a large exhibit and published a monograph called Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal.The HFMA curator and author of the monograph, Professor Roger Hull, will speak at 6 pm on March 4th. Hull’s monograph will be available for sale that evening and throughout the show.

Izquierdo has been represented by Portland’s Laura Russo Gallery for 20 years, and his work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum, and the Portland Art Museum.
Manuel Izquierdo
Manuel Izquierdo
Manuel Izquierdo, Majita
Manuel Izquierdo, Between profiles
Manuel Izquierdo, Jeen-Jo the Dancer, woodcut, 1978
Manuel Izquierdo, Maguey Plant, painted clay, 1970
Manuel Izquierdo, Shepherd, clay 1950s
Manuel Izquierdo, The Mother, 1950s
Manuel Izquierdo, Titiritera (Tightrope Walker), woodcut, 1955
Manuel Izquierdo, La Maja