Augusto Alfredo Carman Castro [1881-1963]
Puesto de sol en la laguna, J. V. Des Champs [Sunset at the lagoon, J V Street], ca.1930s
Oil on wood panel
6 x 10 1/2 inches
Signed at lower left with notations : ‘[illegible]’. Notated and titled on verso : ‘Puesto de sol en la laguna [Sunset at the lagoon] / [illegible] / [illegible]’.
Marking type: Torn book excerpt photocopy glued.
Location: Middle-left verso.
Text: ‘CARMAN, [Alfredo-torn] Augusto. Pintor argen[tina-torn] n. en Buenos A[ires-torn] el 29 de mayo de 1881, Re. estudios artisticos en la Asociacion Estimulo Bellas Artes y con Fernando Fader. Viajo a Euro, a y estudio en Paris con Humbert. Expone en el Salon Nacional desde 1911. Esta representado en el Museo Nacional de Arte Hispanoamericano en Buenos Aires, en el Museo Mitre de la misma ciudad y en el Museo Gauchesco de San Antonio de Areco.’
Marking type: White rectangular label with writing.
Location: Lower left verso.
Text: ‘J. V. DES CHAMPS’.
Augusto Carman is an Buenos Aires, Argentina-born painter of landscape with strong color and simple shapes.
There is no doubt that Carman was born to Diego Nicolas Carman Narvaja [1835-1909] and Estela Castro Ramirez [1860- ]. But, what is unclear are the exact day of his birth and his death year. His birth is listed in some sorces as December 28, 1881 and in others as May 29, 1881. His death date is listed in some resources as 1953 and in others as October 18, 1963.
Carman studied at the Fine Arts Association, Buenos Aires under Fernando Fader [1882-1935]. His work retains many of the traits of his teacher, Fader, including his use of bright impressionistic color. Carman trained additionally in Paris at the Academie Humbert under Jacques Fernand Humbert [1842-1934].
The artist’s work has been exhibited at the Salon Nacional de Pintura (Buenos Aires) in 1911 and is in the collections of the Buenos Aires Latin American Art Museum, the Mitre Museo (Buenos Aires), and the Gauchesco and Ricardo Guiraldes Museum (Buenos Aires).
Verso of painting with printout of what appears to be an artists “who’s who” type listing.