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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1906; died 1974.

Painter.

Although in his early stages, Bonadei's painting was characterised by academicism, in around 1935 he moved towards a simplification of forms and space, following the example of the Cubists. His colours remained muted and gentle, managing to balance emotion and reason, but becoming warmer again, sometimes with a hint of Matisse. He very occasionally painted human figures....

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1896.

Painter. Landscapes, still-lifes.

Domingo Candia's painting is strongly influenced by the Cubists, particularly Braque. He composed still-lifes using very simple everyday objects, not hesitating to sacrifice superficial appearance in favour of artistic organisation. He took the same liberties with his landscapes, which he forcefully recomposed depending on the format to be adopted. He exhibited several times at the national museum of modern art in Buenos Aires, particularly in ...

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Salvador (Bahia).

Painter, draughtsman. Landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

Genaro de Carvalho was a student at the school of art in Paris, although he was more influenced by the tempered Cubism of André Lhote. In 1950 he added to his means of visual expression when he discovered tapestry making. From ...

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Cuban, 20th century, male.

Born 1943, in Cuba.

Painter.

Julio Herrera-Zapata's work shows the legacy of Cubism and Surrealism; he can be described as a metaphysical realist. Around 1973 his style changed and he began to combine on the same canvas elements of almost photographic realism with other more blurred elements, as if depicting movement....

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Colombian, 20th century, male.

Born 1900 or 1910; died 1970.

Painter. Murals.

After spending time in Mexico, Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo turned his hand to producing work with a strong social message in a style displaying the influence of European Cubism and Abstraction.

New York, 13 May 1983...

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Nelly Perazzo

Argentine painter and diplomat. Although trained as an architect, he began painting while living in Paris as a diplomat from 1948 to 1950, taking a particular interest in the structural methods of Cubism, the colour sense of Pierre Bonnard and the subtlety of Paul Klee’s paintings; his concern with light also emerged at this time. On his return to Buenos Aires in ...

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Colombian, 20th century, male.

Born 1912.

Painter. Murals.

Ospina was influenced by contemporary European art. He played an important historical role in the development of Colombian art by introducing the ideas of Cubism and Abstraction.

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Horacio Safons

Argentine painter and museum director. He began to paint at the age of 14 and in 1911 travelled to Italy on a state scholarship. He studied in Florence with Giovanni Giacometti and in 1913 settled in Milan, later engaging in discussions about Futurism with Carlo Carrà, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Alberto Sartoris. His paintings, however, showed very little influence from Futurism, owing more to Synthetic Cubism. In ...

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Botocatu.

Painter.

Leopold Raymo was a doctor working in São Paulo and a self-taught painter inspired by Cubism. In 1950 he often visited the Abstaction studio led by painter Samson Flexor, and formed part of the group of abstract artists in São Paulo, exhibiting his paintings along with theirs....

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Mexican painter and draughtsman. He was one of the most important figures in the Mexican mural movement and won international acclaim for his vast public wall paintings, in which he created a new iconography based on socialist ideas and exalted the indigenous and popular heritage in Mexican culture. He also executed large quantities of easel paintings and graphic work....

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Ana Tapias

Venezuelan painter and teacher. He studied from 1943 to 1947 at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Caracas, where he then taught from 1947 to 1973. His painting, which evolved from Cubism through geometric abstraction to lyrical landscape painting, shows his attraction to coastal light and to open spaces. The colours are limited to shades of blue, green, grey and white. Vásquez Brito represented Venezuela in the 31st Venice Biennale in ...