Luis Jiménez : The Human Family

Oct 4 – Dec 28, 2019

This intimate exhibition showcases lithographs from the WFMA permanent collection by Texas artist Luis Jiménez that portray scenes of human connection, through marriage and parenthood, social interactions, or cultural associations. Though best known for large, colorful fiberglass sculptures, Jiménez was also an accomplished draftsman and printmaker. Not without controversy, Jiménez pursued Southwestern and Hispanic themes that reveal stereotypes and, more importantly, explore history’s many points of view.

Luis Jiménez (1940 – 2006) was born in El Paso, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in art and architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1964 and pursued post-graduate work at Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City in 1966. Working at times in Texas, New Mexico and New York, Jiménez’s art can be found in the collections of prominent cities and prestigious museums nationwide.