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Article Number - 9BF149957968

Vol.6(1), pp. 1-8 , March 2016
ISSN: 2141-6524

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Carlos Sánchez: In search of beauty

Cecilia Echeverría Falla
  • Cecilia Echeverría Falla
  • University of Istmo, Guatemala.
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 Received: 08 August 2014  Accepted: 15 March 2016  Published: 31 March 2016

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The purpose of this study is to review the life and works of Carlos Sánchez, a Guatemalan born prolific painter and architect, whose masterpieces were exhibited at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire. His paintings have left an immeasurable legacy to the world of art. Born in Guatemala in 1898, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1923, and then finished the Yale University School of Architecture in 1927, after having traveled extensively and enrolled in several universities in the US and abroad. After Yale, he worked as a junior draftsman for the well-known architectural firm, Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, in New York, that designed the Empire State Building. He then travelled to Mexico and worked with Diego Rivera. He subsequently, in 1931, became the first artist-in-residence and helped found the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College. His artistic future seemed bright and promising but God had other plans for him. In his late 40’s, he felt the call for priesthood and was ordained as a Catholic priest at the age of 52. Although he initiated a new chapter of his life, he never left his strong commitment for art and beauty, because he was a “seeker of beauty” in the full sense of the word.

Key words: Carlos Sánchez, painting, beauty, abstract expressionist painting.

The author´s diary written in English from April 27 1926 to November 1930.

Epistolary of the author.

Annabelle Armstrong, "Father Sánchez: View from the 14th floor", The Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate,

August 28, 1988.


Rod Dreher, "Father Sánchez: Retired priest Found Calling Relatively Late", The Baton Rouge Sunday 

Advocate, June 16, 1991.


Jessica Womack: "Finding Carlos Sánchez", Quarterly, Hood Museum of Art, August 2013.


Michael Taylor, "Carlos Sánchez", in Michael R. Taylor - Gerald Auten (eds), in Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth Hood Museum of Art, Hannover, New Hampshire, University Press of New England, 2014, pages 24-25.


APA Falla, C. E. (2016). Carlos Sánchez: In search of beauty. Journal of Fine and Studio Art, 6(1), 1-8.
Chicago Cecilia Echeverr&ia Falla. "Carlos Sánchez: In search of beauty." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 6, no. 1 (2016): 1-8.
MLA Cecilia Echeverr&ia Falla. "Carlos Sánchez: In search of beauty." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 6.1 (2016): 1-8.

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