Sacrificial Seed by Federico Castellon (Spanish and American, 1914-1971). Limited edition lithograph print numbered 137 of 150. Pencil signed by the artist. A deeply emotional print depicting a theme of life and death.
Size: 16 1/2" h x 22" w (image); 22" h x 30" w (sheet)
Condition: Very good. Small creases and soft handling creases.
Federico Castellón (Spanish and American, 1914-1971) was a printmaker, painter, and illustrator. Born in Almeria, Spain, his family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York when he was seven. Castellón was primarily self-taught and would often visit museums and galleries to study the old masters and modern works. Unable to fit in at school because of his immigrant background and accent, the young artist concentrated on his artwork and produced a large body of work by his young adulthood. Castellón first broke into the art scene when he was awarded a Medal of Art and grant to produce a mural for Erasmus High School. The mural was so well done that it drew critical acclaim and was exhibited at Raymond & Raymond Galleries in New York before being permanently installed at the school.