Salomon Barahona

La Vaca (A Harvest Dance)

Woodcut, 20th Century.
Submitted to the American Committee of Engraving between 1940 and 1950 for an exhibition of Latin American artists.
Image: 3 1/4 x 3 3/4
Paper: 7 x 8 5/8
Excellent condition.

Inventory Number: 10383
Pencil signed by artist.
Man and woman dancing.

Salomón Barahona López was a Nicaraguan journalist, writer, artist, caricaturist who was more commonly known as “Chilo.” He was born in the old San Sebastián neighborhood of Managua on December 21, 1904. His gift of the cartoon manifested at an early age; since childhood he liked to observe the characteristic features of people in order to translate them into a caricature. In 1921, at age 17, “Chilo” published his first cartoons in the newspaper “El Field “by Santos Ramírez. In 1922, the poet Salvador Ruiz Morales invited him to work as a cartoonist for the magazine “Los Domingos.”