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Latin American Artists

Felipe Castañeda - Bronze sculpture

Felipe Castañeda was born on December 16, 1933 in Michoacán, Mexico. Sculptor of international renown and man of great sensitivity and enormous talent. His exhibitions have been held in the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Fernando Botero - Drawing

Colombian painter and sculptor. His first works of portraits, landscapes and custom scenes are made with a very loose brushstroke, which will be progressively filled, while both the perspective and the figures become arbitrary.

Francisco Zúñiga - Painting

Painter. He was born in 1912, in San José, Costa Rica. In the work of this great artist, the difficult simplicity of life is affirmed, in what is strong and painful.

Gustavo Velez - Sculpture

He was born in 1975 (Medellín, Colombia). He began art studies in his hometown, continued at the Lorenzo de Medici Academy in Florence (Italy) and then concluded his training in the workshops of Pietrasanta (Italy).

Ignacio Iturria - Painting

Ignacio Iturria was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1949. Over the years, Iturria's art has evolved dramatically from the naughty drawings of his early artist years to the austere and bleached images of his Spanish period

Joaquín Torres García - Constructivist painting

Montevideo, Uruguay (1874-1949). Abstract painter who contributed decisively to the dissemination of constructivism in Latin America with his theory of constructive universalism.

Jorge Seguí - Bronze sculpture

Jorge Seguí was born and studied in Argentina. He develops a complex imagery, product of his philosophical investigations in humanity.

José Luis Cuevas - Painting

His leading efforts have led him to writing. Today he is both the author of his endless "cuevarios" (Sunday columns published in a prestigious newspaper) as a cartoonist and engraver who occasionally ventures into sculpture.

José Mijares - Painting: Portrait

José Mijares was born in Havana, Cuba on June 23, 1921. At the age of 47 he went into exile in the United States and lived in Miami, Florida. He worked primarily as a painter, engraver and draftsman.

Julio Le Parc - Painting

Born in the city of San Martín (Mendoza) in the town of Palmira in 1928. In 1942 he moved with his family to the city of Buenos Aires, in 1943 he entered the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón although he abandoned it the next year

Leonora Carrington - Painting

Leonora Carrington was born in England (1917) and at an early age she was fascinated with drawing. While studying in London, she was introduced to the surrealist artist Max Ernst, who deeply influenced her emotional life as well as her painting.

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