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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Pilon.

Engraver, lithographer, graphic designer.

Roger Aguilar graduated from the school of artistic education in Cuba in 1965. He has taken part in collective exhibitions since 1967. In 1975 he was awarded first prize for lithography at the National Engraving Salon. He works as a graphic artist for the Ministry of Culture....

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Roberto Pontual

Brazilian painter and printmaker. After studying engraving in São Paulo, he moved to New York in 1959 to complete his studies at the Pratt Graphic Center, where his contact with international Pop art merged with his own interest in Brazilian popular imagery, for example in the portfolio of woodcuts ...

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Colombian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Colombia.

Painter. Landscapes.

Antonio Barrera's landscapes consist of small, intersecting touches of neutral or flamboyant colour and evoke the climatic and geographical diversity of his native country.

New York, 8 May 1981: Reference 160 (1977, acrylic/canvas...

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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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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Fortaleza.

Painter, installation artist. Multimedia.

José Guedes is a self-taught artist and lives and works in Fortaleza. He uses photographic images and video in his work. In the video installation he showed at the Capc, Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux in ...

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Cruz Barceló Cedeño

Venezuelan graphic designer of Spanish birth. He moved to Venezuela in 1954, where he studied at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Caracas. In 1960 he went to Paris, where he continued his studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1965 he started working as a graphic designer. He developed a surrealistic style, influenced by the work of Magritte and Dalí, based on photography of previously modelled or built three-dimensional figures. His posters received awards in Warsaw, Havana, Leipzig and Mexico. In ...

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Lelia Delgado

Venezuelan printmaker and draughtsman, active in France. He graduated in graphic design from the Instituto de Diseño Neumann-Ince, Caracas, in 1978 and studied lithography (1978–9) at the Centro de Enseñanza Gráfica (CEGRA), Caracas. In 1981 he moved to Paris. His work offers a fantastic vision of impossible architecture: oneiric cities are described through a delirious geometry, and within them are combined instruments of astronomy and alchemy, archaeological visions and futuristic technology, and maps and plans as objects of historical and scientific description. Examples of his work include ...

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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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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1 June 1947, in Jacinto (Minas Gerais).

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman.

Manfredo de Souzanetto studied at the Belo Horizonte school of fine arts and graphical arts; he also studied architecture. In his early works, Souzanetto shows a strong interest in mountains which he transforms through a subtle interplay of erasure, collage and superimposition in a geometric space that has been stripped bare. He works in series, his ...