Oil on board of the General Israel Putnam home in Danvers,MA by Jose Enrique Guerreo (1905-1986)

Jose Enrique Guerreo (1905-1986)

Ecuadorian painter, born in Quito in 1905.  As a young man, he studied at the School of Belle Arts in Quito and became friends with Harold Putnam Browne in 1918.  In early 1923 he went to New York City to learn his profession.  Later in 1923 he moved to Provincetown, MA to further paint and learn English. In later 1924, he toured Spain, and enrolled in the Academy Julien in Paris. He studied under Harold Browne’s father George Elmer Browne, and also learned French.  In 1926 he returned to New York City and continued study at the National Academy of Design.

In the 1920’s and early 1930’s, he painted impressionistic landscapes in a bright chromatic style.  This painting was probably done in the early 1930's.  Years later, returning to Quito, he developed a luminous deformation style in the manner of Kingman and Guayasamin.  In 1946 he was awarded First Prize of the National Painting of the House of Ecuadorian Culture.  In 1952 he won First Prize at the Biennial of Latin American painting in Madrid, Spain.  He won many other awards in Ecuador throughout his career.  He died in Quito in !986.   


This house was built on 100 acres (40 ha) of farmland owned by Lt. Thomas Putnam, and occupied by the Putnam family for over three centuries. In 1692, Joseph Putnam, the resident of the house at that time, spoke out against the hysteria of the Salem witch trials. His son, Major General Israel Putnam, commander of the colonial troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill, was born in the house on January 7, 1718.  

Dealer Langenbach's Fine Arts & Antiques
Date: C, 1932, North Shore, MA
Origin Probably Danvers, MA
Artist/Maker Jose Enrique Guerreo (1905-1986)
Measurements 14 3/4" H x 18 1/4" wide sight
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price $ 2,800
Contact Gary Langenbach , 781-585-6529 or  langenbach@verizon.net

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