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Roberto Pontual

Brazilian printmaker and teacher. He worked initially as a printmaker and painter until 1933 when, influenced by Lasar Segall’s expressionism, he abandoned painting for wood-engraving, which he had first practised in São Paulo c. 1926. He initially treated social themes such as the São Paulo working class. Between ...

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Brazilian, 20th century, female.

Born 1940, in São Paulo.

Engraver.

Chiaverini's work is based on a style at once Symbolic and Expressionist.

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Itagiba.

Sculptor.

Kinetic Art.

Mario Cravo wa a pupil of Mestrovicz in New York. Even though his sculptures were initially Expressionist in style, he later turned towards kinetic art by assembling various welded materials. He took part in the 26th Venice Biennale and the São Paulo Biennales in ...

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Cuban painter, active in the USA. He left Cuba in 1960 and settled in New York, where from 1966 to 1969 he studied at the School of Visual Arts. He was a protagonist of the neo-expressionist movement that emerged in New York in the 1970s (...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 1921, in Salto.

Painter, decorative designer. Murals.

José Echave was self-taught. He produced mural paintings and theatrical sets and was influenced by the Expressionist trend that characterised the development of painting in Latin America. He first exhibited in his native town of Salto. He later moved to Montevideo where he worked on a fresco with Portinari. His first solo exhibition took place in Salto around ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in La Plata.

Sculptor.

Ruben Elosegui joined the school of sculpture at the fine arts academy of La Plata. He carved abstract, expressionist pieces.

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Veerle Poupeye

Jamaican painter. He attended the Jamaica School of Art in Kingston part-time, although he was essentially self-taught. He started exhibiting in the late 1960s and he was a major exponent of the expressionist trend in Jamaican art. His central theme was the absurdity of the human condition, as seen from a personal, highly subjective perspective. While his early work is characterized by a gentle melancholy, his mature work has satirical, albeit anguished overtones. The human figure is central to most of his paintings and is usually subjected to caricatural distortion, although on occasion he also experimented with full abstraction. His major subjects were the self, the artist and the art world, the individual versus society, the man–woman relationship. Occasionally he also commented on political issues. Most of his works include self images, in the form of direct self-portraits or projections into other personae such as the Christ figure. Among his major works is a 14-panel work, ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1929, in Buenos Aires; died 17 November 2000, in Paris.

Painter, installation artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In the early years of her career, Lublin was an expressionist figurative painter. In 1964 with Reading the Heroes ( Lecture des Héros...

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Jorge Glusberg

Argentine painter. He studied drawing and painting under Anselmo Piccoli (1915–93) and obtained a degree in psychology. His work occupies a transitional position between Neo-Expressionism and painting with a more symbolic emphasis and is characterized by an abstraction full of semiotic nuances. The lyricism of such works as ...

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Cuban painter. He was a member of the Grupo de los Once, which introduced Abstract Expressionism into Cuba without great success, although he is difficult to categorize in any one school. He had no formal training and worked entirely in small formats with ink and watercolour, producing haunting images of flowers (e.g. ...

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Horacio Safons

Argentine painter. He was self-taught and came to prominence in the early 1980s as part of a current of Neo-expressionism and New Image painting that related to international developments emanating from Europe and the USA. He favoured schematic images presented as signs, their flatness counteracted only by the sensations of space induced by his use of colour and texture. He often incorporated written inscriptions into his pictures, as in a series entitled ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born February 1944.

Painter. Figures, scenes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes.

Charles Nevott studied art in Argentina and Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro he worked with followers of the Expressionist painter Lasar Segall and lived in various Latin American countries. His paintings, with their bright colours and flat tones, are reminiscent of the work of Matisse in their decorative quality....

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Cuban, 20th century, male.

Born 21 January 1911, in Tenosique (Tabasco).

Painter.

In 1930, Felipe Orlando began to work with Jorge Arche and Victor Manuel. His painting is representational and consciously expressionist.

New York, 28 Nov 1984: Fruit (oil on canvas, 37 × 31¼ ins/94 × 79.5 cm) ...

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Francis V. O’Connor

Mexican painter and draughtsman. He was one of the three most important Mexican mural painters, and his expressionist style has been particularly influential among younger generations of international mural artists. He also produced a large body of caricatures and drawings, as well as easel works....

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Brazilian, 20th century, female.

Born 1930, in Rio de Janeiro.

Painter, collage artist, engraver.

Pasqualini studied engraving with Friedländer. As well as her painting, which is both figurative and Expressionist, she has sometimes created collages using various materials, such as cotton and nylon.

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Cuban painter. She settled in Paris as a political exile in 1959, combining in her paintings the strong chromaticism of the Cobra painters with the calligraphic, automatic brushwork associated with Abstract Expressionism. She concentrated on the female figure, often shown singing, dancing or in some dramatic pose, for example ...

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José Miguel Rojas

Costa Rican painter, sculptor and engraver. He studied at the Casa del Artista, San José (1955–8). In his early one-man shows between 1957 and 1959 his painting was expressionistic, and his landscapes and self-portraits were of an intimate nature. In 1959 he won a scholarship to study engraving at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The following year he helped organize the first open-air exhibition in the Parque Central, which aimed to bring fine arts and literature to a wider public. From ...

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Bolivian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951, in Cochabamba.

Painter.

Vladimir Rojas studied at the Cochabamba school of fine arts. He takes an Expressionist approach and his liberal application of paint with a knife reveals the influence of Vlaminck.

He has taken part in collective exhibitions and has also shown his work in several solo exhibitions in Bolivia from ...

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Uruguayan, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1947.

Collage artist.

Ana Salcovsky uses collage and a bright palette. She borrows her technique from advertising, producing works that are figurative, dynamic and expressionist.

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Cecilia Suárez

Ecuadorean painter. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Guayaquil. In 1955 he received a grant to go to Spain, and he lived in Barcelona until 1964. He first used Expressionism as a reaction against indigenism; Tábara’s work was central to the Latin American movement, which began to abandon social realism in the 1950s. In his early work he painted characters on the margins of society in a hard and grotesque manner. From ...