Born into poverty in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1915, Quinn became an international movie star by 35 and continued so until his death in 2001. Prior to his acting career, Anthony Quinn painted and sketched winning various awards and competitions throughout his teenage years. Fine art later gave Anthony Quinn an identity outside the world of acting it was unscripted and his own. Always searching and exploring, Anthony Quinn worked on perfecting his artistic style throughout the world wherever filming and his output of paintings and sculptures was extraordinary. He championed many of the concepts central to modernist sculpture, including truth to material, direct carving, and inspiration from so-called primitive art, all of which became central to twentieth century practice. Found Art as Anthony Quinn called it was another inspiration he found art in everything from tree branches and shells to architectural fragments.
Beginning in the early 1980s Anthony Quinn s art began to be exhibited on an international level. His work is now represented in both public and private collections throughout the world.
Since his death in 2001, Anthony Quinn's art has grown significantly in popularity selling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. More recently, his art has increased in cultural importance and evolved from commercial gallery setting to the institution of the fine art museum through an international traveling exhibition. Various publications have been written on Anthony Quinn's artistic drive and style and his work continues to be interpreted and studied.
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