RAiR | 1972-73

Luis Jimenez

Luis Jimenez (1940-2006) was an energetic and passionate artist. Born in El Paso, he studied in Texas, in Mexico City, and privately with the sculptor Seymour Lipton in New York. He had his first solo show in New York in 1969 and later had several shows at distinguished galleries. In 1972 he returned to the Southwest and impressed Don Anderson so much, he bought a sculpture and offered him a RAiR grant. Luis received private and public art commissions throughout his professional life as an independent artist. Tragically, he died when part of his largest sculpture, Mustang, fell on him. There is a large display of Luis’ work in the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.