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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1949, in Buenos Aires.

Painter, illustrator. Figures.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Ruben Alterio studied at the school of fine arts in Buenos Aires. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1975 and is known as a press and advertising illustrator. Solo exhibitions of his paintings took place in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro and in Paris in ...

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Margarita González Arredondo

Mexican painter, sculptor, illustrator and stage designer. He was self-taught when he took up painting in 1956 with the encouragement of Diego Rivera, but from 1956 to 1960 he studied graphic design with Gordon Jones. During those years he worked in an Abstract Expressionist manner, although he soon incorporated figurative elements and, from ...

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Aleca le Blanc

(b Grão Mogol, Minas Gerais State, April 25, 1944; d Montes Claros, Minas Gerais State, March 28, 1986). Brazilian painter. Colares worked in Rio de Janeiro during the country’s military dictatorship (1964–85), his work synthesizing the Constructivist sensibilities of Brazil’s Concrete artists of the 1950s with the rapidly expanding urban visual culture of Rio de Janeiro. Originally from a small rural town, Colares moved to Rio de Janeiro to study art in ...

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Chilean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the Netherlands since 1985.

Born 1948, in Viña del Mar.

Painter. Artists' books.

Visual Poetry.

Phases group.

Flores-Knistoff first studied science, philosophy and literature and then, from 1964 to 1968, studied at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios at Universidad Federico Santa Maria in Valparaíso. In his capacity as a painter he continues to experiment with automatism, of which he is one of the main proponents in Holland. His strongly coloured painting is as much of body movements as of people's faces, vibrantly brushed and with abstract tendencies. He produced artists' books such as ...

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 24 December 1958, in Buenos Aires.

Engraver, sculptor, illustrator.

Nora Herman worked in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Burgos in various artists' studios. In New York she studied at the Parsons School and in Paris at the American College. She now lives and works in Paris....

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1961, in Buenos Aires.

Painter, illustrator.

Guillermo Kuitca became interested in art at an early age and started painting when he was six years old. The enclosed, often oppressive universe of Kuitca is steeped in the atmosphere of fantastical tales which he sometimes illustrates and invents, giving free rein to a very rich imagination. He often paints on beds, showing images of human life such as births, dreams, love, illness and death....

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France fromc.1970.

Born 1948, in Buenos Aires.

Painter (mixed media), draughtsman, illustrator, sculptor, installation artist, decorative artist. Scenes with figures.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Ricardo Mosner mixes acrylics and pastels and also works in gouache, producing brightly-coloured, graphical, figurative works executed in a free and apparently slapdash style. He tackles subjects such as celebrations and night-life in a free and easy manner. In ...

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Paraguayan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1957, in San Ignacio, Misiones.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures. Murals.

Koki Ruiz entered the faculty of architecture at the Mackensie University, São Paulo, Brazil in 1978 and, in 1979, he worked as an illustrator on the Diario La Tribuna...

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Ana Tapias

Venezuelan graphic designer. He studied in Caracas at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Cristóbal Rojas and at the Instituto de Diseño of the Fundación Neumann-Ince. As a designer he worked on books, magazines, catalogues and posters, as well as designing and executing prints, and he received numerous national and international awards. Among these was the Premio Letra de Oro in ...

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Venezuelan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1979.

Born 9 April 1957, in Caracas.

Painter, illustrator.

Diego Vegezzi lived in Buenos Aires where he studied painting, drawing and engraving until 1977, then moved to Paris in 1979, where he studied under the painter Luis Felipe Noe. From ...