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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 25 May 1922, in Mendoza.

Painter, draughtsman.

After studying at the academy of fine arts in Mendoza, Abal became a teacher of painting and drawing there. From 1948, he exhibited in the official salons of Mendoza and Argentina, where he obtained some distinctions. He lived in France ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 27 November 1901, in Buenos Aires.

Painter, draughtsman.

Abalsamo was a student at the school of fine arts in Buenos Aires, then became a drawing teacher. He took part in various official salons - the national salon from 1935, the salon of the arts in Buenos Aires and the Eva Perón arts salon from ...

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Cuban, 20th century, male.

Born 1892, in Havana; died 1966.

Painter, illustrator, caricaturist. Landscapes.

Abela studied at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Cuba, after a period of working in a cigar factory. He lived in Paris from 1927 to 1930, then was made director of the free academy in Havana in 1937. He contributed to many Cuban newspapers. He is well-known as a caricaturist, having created the character of ...

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Haitian, 20th century, male.

Born 1922.

Painter. Local scenes, scenes with figures.

Abélard was a mechanic by trade. The Haitian painter, Charles Humberman, taught him painting at the industrial college in Port-au-Prince. In 1948, he joined the group at the art centre in Port-au-Prince that was founded by Dewitt Peters, a teacher of English, in ...

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1938, in Araraquara (São Paulo); died 1992, in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Engraver (wood).

Abramo was primarily a wood engraver. In 1960, he founded an engraving studio in São Paulo in order to revive that technique. From 1948, he participated in artistic events in Brazil, receiving numerous prizes there, namely at the São Paulo Biennales in ...

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Venezuelan, 20th century, male.

Born 22 August 1918, in Turmero.

Painter, collage artist. Landscapes, animals.

Abreu studied at the school of fine arts in Caracas, where from 1936 he associated with Cesario Enriquez, Matteo Manaure and in particular with Alejandro Otero and Pascual Navarro, who were both to play an important role in Venezuelan abstract art. Lively discussions took place between the five of them about the possibilities of rejecting the academic instruction that they were receiving and taking up contemporaneous forms of expression while preserving a typically Venezuelan identity. Several members of the group studied in Paris, where they were influenced by abstract painting. From ...

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Guatemalan, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 9 January 1934.

Painter.

Abularach was studying engineering when he began his painting studies in 1953 in Pasadena. He exhibited from 1947 while still pursuing his training. He spent a period in Mexico that lasted until ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, near Buenos Aires.

Painter, potter.

Acebal Y Digoras went to Spain to study at the school of fine arts in Bilbao, then began to exhibit in Bilbao and Paris. After returning to Argentina, he regularly took part in the national salon, as well as in collective events in Latin America, such as the salon in Mar-del-Plata ...

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Mexican, 20th century, male.

Born 1931.

Painter, pastellist, draughtsman. Figures, nudes.

New York, 1 May 1990: Waiting for the Transformation (pastel and charcoal/paper, 50 × 37¾ ins/127 × 96 cm) USD 3,080

New York, 2 May 1990: Nude (pastel/paper, 35¾ × 48½ ins/91 × 123 cm) ...

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Cuban, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Havana; died 1964.

Painter. Still-lifes.

Acosta León studied at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana. In the 1950s, he worked as driver in a transport company. He spent a period in Paris in 1963...

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Colombian, 20th century, male.

Born 1904, in Suaita (Santander).

Painter, sculptor.

Acuna spent a period living in France, where he was a student of Henri Bouchard and Paul Landowsky, the sculptors. He began painting in the late 1920s, with still-lifes influenced by analytical cubism, sometimes bordering on abstraction. Although he adhered to the mode of muralism that came from Mexico, he simultaneously opposed all forms of academicism. As an art historian and critic, Acuna was one of the propagators of European forms of expression in Latin America. He first exhibited in ...

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Colombian, 20th century, male.

Active and naturalised in the USA.

Born 18 March 1929.

Painter, draughtsman.

Acunha studied architecture and then fine art at the Cranbrook Academy. In parallel with painting, he pursued a teaching career, principally at the University of Delaware in Newark. He showed his works in solo exhibitions: in ...

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Adela  

Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active also active in Spain.

Born 7 June 1947, in Realicó.

Painter, draughtswoman, lithographer.

In 1971, Adela became a history teacher. She lived in Buenos Aires until 1974 and then for a time in Miami before settling with her family in Barcelona and becoming a full-time painter and draughtswoman....

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923; died 1985.

Painter.

In 1952, Aebi formed the Modern Artists of Argentina ( Artistas Modernos de la Argentina ) group with Antonio Fernández Muro, Sarah Grilo and Miguél Ocampo. This group exhibited in Rio de Janeiro and then at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, female.

Born 1928, in Montevideo.

Painter, engraver.

Having taught herself to paint at a very early age, Afamados de Sans enrolled in the engraving course at the national college of fine arts in Montevideo. She participated regularly in the national salon, where she obtained first prize in ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Died 1917, in Buenos Aires.

Sculptor.

Affani produced several monuments, including the one of Nicolas Avellaneda in Buenos Aires. The museum in Buenos Aires holds some of his works.

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Agnès  

Bolivian, 20th century, female.

Born in Oruro.

Painter.

Agnès was a student at the school of fine arts in Santiago, Chile. She has exhibited regularly at the national salon and obtained the main prize there in 1966. She became a teacher at the school of fine arts in Cochabamba, then at the school of fine arts in La Paz....

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Brazilian, 20th century, female.

Born in Rio de Janeiro.

Painter. Portraits, nudes.

Agostini was a student of the Brazilian painter Henrique Bernadelli. She worked in France and featured at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris in 1921 with Corner of a Studio. She then featured at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1897, in Buenos Aires.

Painter, engraver.

The son of Emilio Cornelio Agrelo, Daniel Marcos Agrelo received guidance from his father, as well as from Alfonso Bosco, who introduced engraving to Argentina. He took part in collective exhibitions in Latin America and received distinctions. He founded an art journal: ...

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Argentinian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 16 September 1856, in Buenos Aires; died 16 September 1933, in Buenos Aires.

Engraver.

Emilio Carnelio Agrelo was self-taught and produced a large number of etchings. He introduced etching to Argentina in the last decade of the 19th century, before which the technique had been unknown. Emilio Agrela was obliged to pass his commissions on to artists in Paris. There is a room named after him at the national museum in Buenos Aires....