Roberto Márquez (painter)

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Roberto Marquez (born 1959) is a painter originally from Mexico. He was born in Mexico City and spent his later childhood in Guadalajara,[1] where he graduated from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente.[2] He later moved to Arizona, and then to New York.[1] His paintings incorporate dreamlike images from literature, Mexican history, and himself. His work is known for its "literary allusions and visual metaphors" and for its frequent references to music.[2]

Marquez's art has been collected and exhibited in numerous shows in galleries and museums, including the Tucson Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey,[2] Hirshhorn Museum,[3] and Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington.[4] His work is the subject of a 2002 book by Edward Lucie-Smith.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b "St Kilda, and the Mexican wave", The Age, July 19, 2006, retrieved 2011-03-12
  2. ^ a b c d Caleb Bach, "Painter of Mysteries and Metaphors: Mexican-Born Artist Roberto Marquez Provides New Perspectives on Life's Often Dark Horizons, While Defying Definition", Americas, January–February 2003  – via Questia Online Library (subscription required).
  3. ^ "Teatro del Mundo", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (accessed 2013-12-28).
  4. ^ Louise Sweeney, "Mexican Painters New and Old Washington Mansion Becomes Home for Mexican Cultural Institute." Christian Science Monitor, July 1, 1990  – via Questia Online Library (subscription required).
  5. ^ Edward Lucie-Smith, Roberto Marquez (Art Books International, 2002), ISBN 978-1874044468.