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ALFREDO ARREGUIN was in Mexico in 1935, developed as an artist and consolidated his professional career in Seattle, Washington, where he has lived almost continuously since 1956. His creative vision derives inspiration from sources that include art forms from Korea and Japan, where he served in the U.S. military. The memories of his country of birth, generate a distinctive character on his works, especially in his use of colors.
Mexico’s vibrant and ascetic culture, its colorful arts and crafts, its tumultuous and glorious history
weave dreamlike patterns, blending with cool and serene are of the Northwest. His lush landscapes comprised of patterns are intricate geometrics that hide or reveal larger portraits of animals or people.
Having an MFA his work is found around the world. In 1994, the Smithsonian Institution acquired his triptych Sueño (Dream: Eve Before Adam) for inclusion in the collection of the National Museum of American Art. A year later, in 1995, Arreguín received the highest recognition (OHTLI Award) given by the Mexican government to the commitment of distinguished individuals who perform activities that contribute to promote Mexican culture abroad.
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Alfredo Arreguin: Patterns of Dreams and Nature (The Jacob Lawrence Series on American Artists) Lauro Flores, Author, Alfredo Arreguin, Illustrator