Marta Sanchez – Mi Vida Dulce, 1999


36″ x 24″ print


Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Chicana painter Marta Sanchez is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions. Marta Sanchez is recognized primarily for her ex-voto /retablos formatted paintings, an offspring of traditional Mexican prayer paintings. Her works on paper are mostly linocuts and monotypes that also follow the social and cultural traditions of Mexican and Chicano/a Art.

Sanchez’s work is in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, The Fine Art Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida and The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Marta’s work is part of actor/director Cheech Marin’s extensive private collection of Chicano Art. She participated in “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge” which traveled throughout the United States, touring from 2001 to 2006. This year Sanchez is also included in Mr. Marin’s new exhibition, ”Chicanitas/size does not matter,” featuring small works from his collection. “Chicanitas” is currently at the Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art in Mesa Arizona with plans to travel throughout the United States. Sanchez’s public art commissions can be seen in the Philadelphia area at Simons Recreation Center and The Children’s Hospital in Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

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Dimensions 24 × 36 in