Biographies: Marcos Castillo


Born in Caracas, in April 3, 1897. Died in the same city in March 19, 1966. Castillo studied Cézanne work, which influence in paintings as the portrait of Carlos Eduardo Frias, and certain taverns of this period show his intention to build with color to obtain volume effects in a dramatic and moving composition.

In the Rojas and Brandt tradition, Castillo interested for the still life, achieving lights, shinning, darkling and transparencies effects of cooper vases and objects; became an object material expression master.
Marcos Castillo is represented at the Museo de Bellas Artes.

Solo exhibitions:
Museo de Bellas Artes, 1944 and 1950
Fundación Mendoza exposición hall, 1957, 1959 and 1962
Ateneo de Caracas, 1964
Colegio Medico del Distrito Federal, 1965

1940: Painting award, first official hall
1949: Honor Medal of public education and John Boulton award, official hall.
1950: Antonio Esteban Frias award, official hall.
1954: Aristides Rojas and Federico Brandt awards, Official hall.
1957: Planchart award.
1961: Armando Reveron award, 1st Armando Reveron Biennial, Museo de Bellas Artes.

Text by Carlos Silva

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