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Nelly Perazzo

Argentine draughtsman, painter and printmaker. He was self-taught and in 1943 began to illustrate publications throughout Latin America, continuing to do so for more than 20 years. His early work consisted of highly emotive ink drawings marked by an intricacy of design and lack of idealization, for example ...

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Monica E. Kupfer

Panamanian painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He is known chiefly as the designer of the national flag (1903) of Panama. He studied business administration and had a long career in public office. When Panama became independent in 1903, he became Secretario de Hacienda and in ...

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José Miguel Rojas

Costa Rican engraver, painter, illustrator, draughtsman, writer and critic. He studied for a year from 1931 at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes but was otherwise initially self-taught, using Louis Gonse’s L’Art japonais (Paris, 1883) as a source. He produced a series of caricature drawings, influenced by Cubism, in the ...

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Chilean, 20th century, male.

Born 1918, in Santiago.

Painter, engraver, architect.

Poetic Reality.

In 1943, Antúnez was a student of the engraver Stanley William Hayter, who had moved his famous Studio 17 from Paris to New York because of the war. He was captivated by this character, who was an engineer by training and a painter and engraver by vocation, and above all a man of culture. Antúnez remained at ...

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Milan Ivelić

Chilean painter and printmaker. After studying architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago he won a scholarship that enabled him to continue his studies at Columbia University, New York, from 1943 to 1945. Having painted sensitive watercolours from nature while living in Chile, his journey to New York had a disquieting effect on him: he translated his experience of the concrete city, with its massive buildings dwarfing the anonymous inhabitants wandering the streets, into nearly abstract geometric compositions. He remained in New York to work with ...

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Nelly Perazzo

Argentine sculptor, painter, printmaker and draughtsman of Italian birth. After completing his studies at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires in 1945, he went on study trips around Latin America (1945–6) and Europe (1949). He became a naturalized citizen of Argentina in ...

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Ticio Escobar

Paraguayan painter and engraver. His training was in architecture, and this had a considerable influence on his painting style, but although he also studied art in Madrid (1964–5) and Paris (1969–70), he was basically self-taught as an artist. After the 1950s, when he went through an initial phase oscillating between a rather wildly dramatic style and another that favoured formal organization, he settled on a more stable personal style in the 1960s. His most frequently used technique, ...

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Mexican, 19th century, male.

Born 1830; died 1891, in Toluca.

Painter, engraver. Scenes with figures, landscapes, architectural views.

Coto was a student at the San Alejandro academy in Mexico City, where his teacher was Eugenio Landesio. His works pay important witness to the history, architecture, culture, traditions and landscapes of Mexico....

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Jorge Luján-Muñoz

Guatemalan painter, sculptor, printmaker and architect. Although he studied architecture at the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala (1959–61), as an artist he was essentially self-taught. One of the most important abstract artists in Guatemala, he worked in a variety of media, favouring new materials and bold geometric forms. As an architect he co-designed two important public buildings in Guatemala City: a library at the Universidad de San Carlos known as the Edificio de Recursos Educativos (...

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Milan Ivelić

Chilean painter, printmaker and video artist. He studied architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and printmaking at Taller 99, a workshop in Santiago run by Nemesio Antúnez, where he explored new technical methods for representing machine imagery and energy. In 1962 he travelled to Spain and then to Paris, where he studied at ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Buenos Aires; died 1971.

Painter (mixed media), engraver, illustrator.

Nueva Figuración.

La Vega began by studying architecture. A self-taught painter, he was also a musician, poet and, in addition, an advertising agent. He travelled to Europe, notably France, lived for two years in the USA and studied at Cornell University....

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Mónica Martí Cotarelo

Mexican architect, sculptor, painter, lithographer and teacher. He was the leading figure in Puebla in the fields of architecture, sculpture, painting and drawing during the early 19th century. He was director of the Academia de Dibujo in Puebla from its foundation in 1814 and the first recipient of a scholarship from the academy, which allowed him to go to Paris (...

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Chilean painter, printmaker and draughtsman. He was educated at the Sacré Coeur Jesuit College and at the Catholic University of Santiago, where he studied architecture (1929–31). In 1933 he went to Europe and worked in Le Corbusier’s atelier in Paris. At the end of ...

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Nelly Perazzo

Argentine painter, draughtsman, lithographer and engineer of French birth. His father was Italian and his mother French. He received a diploma in engineering in Paris in 1825, and in 1827 he was contracted as a hydraulic engineer by Juan Larrea, the Argentine chargé d’affaires in Paris, on behalf of Bernardino Rivadavia, the first Argentine president (...

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Ramón Gutiérrez

Mexican architect, painter, engraver, and sculptor. He studied painting under Miguel Cabrera at the Real Academia de las Nobles Artes de S Carlos in Mexico City but did not graduate. He subsequently took up wood-carving and engraving. He learnt the elements of architecture from the Jesuits, who gave him a copy of the writings of Jacopo Vignola. His architecture exhibits a familiarity with the classic treatises, although he never visited Europe. Tresguerras’s first major work (1780s) was the reconstruction in Neo-classical style of the convent church of S Rosa, Querétaro, originally consecrated in ...

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Panamanian, 20th century, male.

Born 1927, in Horconcitos.

Painter, engraver, sculptor. Murals, architectural integration.

Trujillo studied architecture at the University of Panama from 1941 to 1953. He lives there.

He was also interested in painting, and went to study at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. He became a professor of architecture. He exhibited his paintings from ...

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Monica E. Kupfer

Panamanian painter, ceramicist, printmaker, tapestry designer and landscape architect. He studied both architecture and painting in Panama, holding his first exhibition in 1953; he then continued his studies in Madrid (1954–8) at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, at the Escuela de Cerámica de la Moncloa and at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura. In ...