Mario Garcia was a sculptor and painter born in 1927 and active in the New York area. From 1945-1949 Garcia attended the École des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 1950 1959 Garcia lived in a red barn in the Hamptons, Long Island that belonged to Barney Rossett, the husband of the artist Joan Mitchell. As a result of their close proximity Garcia became intimately acquainted with Abstract Expressionism through Mitchell and thus became a part of what is referred to as the "second generation" or "second wave" of Abstract Expressionist artists along with Grace Hartigan, Michael Goldberg, and Al Leslie - all of whom more or less built on the work of the master Willem de Kooning. Precious little else is known about the life of Mario Garcia.
Barn Series #4 (Spring), oil on canvas, 1959, 75 x 81 1/8 inches
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