John Sonsini

b. 1950, American

"Louie Perez," 2001

Oil on canvas
Signed, dated, and titled verso: J. Sonsini / May 2001
24" H x 18" W

  • Provenance: Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Notes: John Sonsini offers a historic spotlight on Latinx farmworkers through his notable portraits. Having had more than 30 recent solo and group exhibitions, the art world has taken note. Many renowned museums have acquired Sonsini's works, including the Whitney Museum, The Broad Foundation, The UCLA Hammer Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, and many others. He was formally trained and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1975. After taking an almost decade-long hiatus from painting, he found his artistic voice. Sonsini offers a distinct portrayal of the country's migrant workers, the backbone of the nation's agricultural economy. He uses vivid colors, confident brushstrokes and focuses on his subjects, bringing his sitters' personalities to life through his canvases. Sonsini's informal approach to his subject matter makes his work approachable. The artist has been compared to a modern-day Diego Rivera, however Sonsini denies the political undertone of his work. Sonsini says, "I definitely am not trying to make statements."
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.


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