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María Antonia González-Arnal

Venezuelan painter and sculptor. From 1943 to 1947 he studied drawing and painting in the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Aplicadas, Caracas. He was a founder-member of the Taller Libre de Arte, taking part in its activities from 1949 to 1952. His paintings, always within a figurative framework, are marked by a pursuit of the magical and of indigenous roots. In his early work he was interested in the themes of roosters and flowers, using the surrounding environment as a source of inspiration. He expressed human, animal and vegetable existence in strong, warm colours (e.g. ...

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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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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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Carlos Lastarria Hermosilla

Chilean sculptor. From 1902 to 1939 he lived in Germany; he studied under Franz Metzner in Berlin. On his return to Chile, he taught at a private school and then taught sculpture in the Academia Particular of the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, also executing important works such as the tomb of President Pedro Aguirre Cerda (...

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Elisa García Barragán

Italian sculptor and teacher, active in France and Mexico. He began his career in Marseille as a sculptor of the French school, and in 1888 he received an honourable mention at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he exhibited regularly until 1913. He probably moved to Mexico at the end of ...

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Brazilian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1738, in Vila Rica (now Ouro Prêto), Minas Gerais; died 18 November 1814, in Villa Rica.

Sculptor.

Aleijadinho studied European style from engravings and prints in contemporary journals of architecture. He was fascinated by the elaborate Rococo style and southern German religious representations. He was given the nickname Aleijadinho (the little cripple) because of an illness that progressively destroyed his fingers and toes from ...

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Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy

American installation artists, active also in Puerto Rico. Jennifer Allora (b Philadelphia, 20 March 1974) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Richmond, Virginia (1996) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b Havana, Cuba, 10 Jan 1971) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Escuela de Artes Plastica in San Juan, Puerto Rico (...

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Ecuadorean, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born in Cuenca, Equador.

Sculptor.

Daniel Alvarado exhibited a wooden bust at the decennial exhibition of fine arts in Paris in 1900.

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Venezuelan, 20th century, male.

Born 1935, in Santo Domingo.

Environmental artist, sculptor.

Domingo Alvarez was an architect and his sculptural work was limited to the creation of practical environments, a form of plastic expression that was characteristic of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born in Buenos Aires.

Painter. Figures.

Amadeo may also have been a sculptor. He exhibited in Paris, during one or several periods in France, in 1913 and 1921 at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

Bayonne (Mus. Basque): Pelota Players...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 28 May 1875, in Buenos Aires; died 16 April 1935, in Buenos Aires.

Sculptor.

Andina began his art studies in Buenos Aires, then continued them at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, where he was the student of Bignami and the sculptor Enrico Butti. He also attended the Royal Institute in Rome. His sculptures were shown after his death in the following exhibitions: ...

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South American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Ecuador.

Sculptor.

Andrade Torre took part in the Exposition Universelle of 1900, with a bust sculpted in wood.

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Alexandra Kennedy

Ecuadorean sculptor and engraver. He studied sculpture at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Quito, graduating in 1932. He was a pupil of Luigi Cassadio (fl 1915–33), an Italian sculptor who stimulated sculptural activity in the school and whom Andrade succeeded as professor. With his ...

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Klaus Ottmann

American performance artist and sculptor. Antoni studied sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Antoni drew attention to herself in 1993 during a performance (Loving Care) at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in London where, dressed in a black catsuit, she dipped her long hair repeatedly into a bucket filled with hair dye, and using her hair as a paint brush, mopped the gallery floor on her hands and knees. Her performance was reminiscent of Yves Klein’s 1960s ...

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Myriam A. Ribeiro de Oliveira and Liliana Herrera

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Monica E. Kupfer

Panamanian sculptor and painter. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence (1949–54) and at the Real Academia Catalana de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona (1955–60). On his return to Panama City he became the first professor of sculpture at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas from ...

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Cuban, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in Havana.

Painter, sculptor, engraver.

Arcay was a student at the academy of fine arts in Havana, where he won first prize for sculpture. He went to Paris in 1949. From 1950 to 1952, he was a student at Dewasne's and Pillet's studio for abstract art in Montparnasse. He began to exhibit at collective events in ...

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François-Auguste de Montêquin

Mexican architect and sculptor of Spanish birth. In 1541 he moved from his native city to Madrid, where he served as an apprentice to Luis de Vega, one of the architects working in the High Renaissance style for Emperor Charles V. Arciniega worked with Vega in the remodelling of the Alcázar at Madrid. At intervals between ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 16 March 1913, in Rivera; died 27 September 2010.

Painter, sculptor.

Grupo Madi.

Arden Quin pursued classical studies in Brazil until 1930, taking long walks through the forests of Brazil and Argentina. From 1932, while studying law he began to study and practise painting. In ...

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Chilean, 19th – 20th century, male.

Sculptor.

Virginius Arias took part in the Paris Salon on several occasions. He obtained two honourable mentions, in 1882 and 1883, a third-class medal in 1887 and a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889.