Tamayo, Rufino. EARLY SPRING. Etching and intaglio, 1941. Not in Pereda. 13 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches; 354 x 270 mm. Edition of 4. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. In excellent condition with a small repaired area in the extreme left margin, away from the image. It is likely that Tamayo did this atypical experimental print while working with S. W. Hayter in New York in 1941. Tamayo moved to New York In 1936 and in the late thirties and early forties he exhibited at the Valentine Gallery. He taught at the Dalton School in New York from 1938, and went back to Mexico in 1956. Tamayo developed a printmaking technique called "mixografia" through which he created images with dimension and texture; the intaglio work on this print, is likely an early example of his efforts toward this objective.