• A print from from the Chilean artist Sergio Gonzales-Tornero

A print from from the Chilean artist Sergio Gonzales-Tornero


Gonzalez-Tornero, Sergio. Artefacto. 2002.

5” x 4” lithographic print on 9” x 8” paper mat.

Edition of 22, this is number 19.

Sergio Carlo Higinio Gonzalez-Tornero, painter and printmaker, was born in Santiago, Chile in 1927. The son of diplomats, he studied in Chile, Brazil, and the United States. In 1958, he studied at the Slade School in London before moving to Paris, where he worked at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 and met his wife, fellow printmaker Adrienne Cullom. They settled permanently in New York in 1962, where Sergio and Adrienne worked together at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop. Principally a printmaker, Gonzalez-Tornero had more than forty solo exhibitions in Chile, Canada, Europe, and the United States. He discussed his printmaking techniques in an essay in Fritz Eichenberg’s The Art of the Print [New York: Abrams, 1975].

The work of Gonzalez-Tornero is held by museums in France, England, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, and Mexico. In the United States, his work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, New York; the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Blanton Museum, University of Texas; Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University; and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, Collegeville.