Emilio Sanchez Foundation

The Emilio Sanchez Foundation has contributed nearly 80 images of works by the Cuban-born American artist Emilio Sanchez to the Artstor Digital Library. 

Born in Camagüey, Cuba, Emilio Sanchez (1921–1999) began his training at the Art Students League in 1944 and spent most of his career in New York City. He is best known for paintings and prints that depict the play of light and shadow on architectural structures. Sanchez stripped buildings of extraneous details, creating simplified forms that captured the essence of structures through bold lines and vibrant colors. Sanchez also explored light and compositional structure through non-architectural themes, such as still lifes and landscapes. Internationally recognized, Sanchez has had more than 60 solo exhibitions and many group shows around the world. He is represented in private and public collections, including: the Brooklyn Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens (Smithsonian Institution), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  

The Emilio Sanchez Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes the legacy of the artist through research, exhibitions, and publications. Created by the artist's will, the foundation holds an archive, which documents his life and career through personal papers, sketchbooks, journals, and photographs. The Foundation also maintains an extensive collection of oil paintings and works on paper by Sanchez. The cataloging information displayed in Artstor  has been provided by the Foundation.