Artists

Antonio Pineda

Copies of designs by Antonia Pineda. 

Antonio Pineda was an internationally renowned Mexican modernist designer/silversmith who was known for his bold and striking designs.  He was a member a small cadre of brilliant silversmiths living and working in Taxco, Mexico who became internationally known in the 40s – 70s.

Born in Taxco in 1919, Antonio Pineda Gomez was third of 10 children.  He apprenticed with William Spratling and Mexico City painter/silversmith Valentin Vidauretta before opening his own workshop in 1939.

A major turning point in his career came when his work was included in the 1944 exhibition at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.  Richard Gump, heir to the exclusive Gumps department store purchased his collection and offered to sell his designs.  

He continued to design jewelry and sculpture and exhibited throughout Mexico, Europe and the US.

 

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