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José Ignacio Fletes Cruz

About the Artist

Ignacio Fletes Cruz instructs a young artist at Indigo Arts Gallery. February 3, 2007
Ignacio Fletes Cruz instructs a young artist at Indigo Arts Gallery. February 3, 2007
Ignacio Fletes Cruz at Indigo Arts. March 6, 2004.
Ignacio Fletes Cruz at Indigo Arts. March 6, 2004.
Ignacio Fletes Cruz at Indigo Arts. March 6, 2004.
Ignacio Fletes Cruz at Indigo Arts. March 6, 2004.

Born - July 31, 1952; Managua, Nicaragua.

Biography - Studied for a year at the School of Fine Arts in Leon. Joined the community of primitivistic painters at Solentiname, and created works for the book, The Gospel in Art by the Peasants of Solentiname. During the war (1978-79) took refuge in Costa Rica, and contributed paintings to the movement against Somoza. Settled in Leon after the war, and joined the Sutiava group of artists.

Exhibitions - Participated in exhibitions at the Solentiname collective, Gallery Juan Bautista Cuadra (Leon), Gallery Praxis (Managua), Gallery Tres Mundo (Managua), Primitive Painters Group at UNAN (Leon), Gallery La Marsellesa (Managua). International exhibitions in United States, Germany, France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Cuba, Austria and Costa Rica. Fletes cruz has exhibited on several occasions at Americas’ Arts Gallery in Gettysburg, PA, and at Indigo Arts Gallery in Philadelphia. Solo exhibits at Indigo Arts in March and April 2004, and February to March 2007, and April to June, 2011. While in Pennsylvania he painted two murals in Gettysburg, PA, including one at the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, and murals at the Lancaster Theological Seminary and the University of Pittsburgh. In April 2011 Ignacio worked with the students and teachers to paint a mural at El Centro de Estudiantes, a high school in Philadelphia.

In 2007 fifteen paintings by Ignacio Fletes Cruz were selected for permanent display in the new US Embassy and the offices of the US Agency for International Development in Managua, Nicaragua

The Paintings - "The landscapes reflect the flora and fauna that surround the peasants of the countryside - where peasants and their children learn from Mother Earth about the whims of nature."
Ignacio Fletes Cruz came to Indigo Arts for a solo exhibit in 2004, again in February 2007, and most recently in April and May, 2011.
The 2011 exhibition was reviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 29, 2011.

Region:
Jesus Calma La Tempestad - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-79

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (16 x 20), 2011

$650

El Volcan, el Lago y la Finca - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-68

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (16 x 20), Framed.
2010

$625 Framed

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-67

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oilon canvas (16 x 20), 2008

$675 $607.50

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-77

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (16 x 20), 2011

$650 $585

Herencia de Dios, y Herencia de Hombre - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-58

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (20 x 16), 2011
 

$650 $520

El Hombre del Carreton - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-71

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (16 x 20), 2011

$625 $500

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: FC-1405

Oil on canvas
(16 x 20), 2014

$700 $420

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JFC-1406

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (16 x 20), 2014
 

$700 $420

La Visita - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFL-60

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (12 x 16), 2011

$325 $292.50

Musica de Danza - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-49

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (12 x 16), 2008

$350 $280

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-61

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (16 x 20), 2008

$325 $260

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-63

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (12 x 16), 2011

$325 $260

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-80

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (16 x 20), 2012

$650

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Jesus Cristo Crucificado (Cristo de las Pobres)
SKU: JIFC-1113

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (16x20), 2011

 

$650

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Santa Cena
SKU: JIFC-1113

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (16x20), 2011

 

$650

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José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-55

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (16x20), 2008

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José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-73

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (16 x 20), 2010

$675 REDUCED TO $495!

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José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-0803

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (12x16), 2008

$350

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El Pueblo Unido es Alegre - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-74

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (12 x 16), 2010

$350

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José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFC-62

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Oil on canvas (12 x 16), 2010

$350 REDUCED TO $275!

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Danza de Garzas - José Ignacio Fletes Cruz
SKU: JIFL-54

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (12x10), 2008

$295 REDUCED TO $225!

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Cristo Campesino Crucificado
SKU: JIFC-0718

José Ignacio Fletes Cruz (Leon, Nicaragua)
Acrylic on canvas (16x20), 2006
 

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