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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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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 10 June 1934.

Painter.

Blanco painted multi-coloured cats playing in the sun; it is impossible to say whether they belong to popular art, Naïve art or whether they derive their cheerful quality from Pop Art. He took part in many group exhibitions in Argentina but also in international exhibitions, including at the Salon Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui (great young artists of today) in Paris in ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1963, naturalised French.

Born 1932, in Salto, to a Indian mother and a French father.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Pop Art.

Bolivar began to work and exhibit in Montevideo. In his first period he painted airy compositions with bright colours that accorded well with their era and the general climate of Pop Art. His objective then was to 'show the forms of a uniquely plastic reality'. From around ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 8 May 1945, in Italy.

Painter.

Pop Art.

Carmelo Carra studied at the fine arts academy of Buenos Aires. Carra uses new materials, particularly plastic, and owes some elements of his pictorial language to Pop Art, a common influence for artists of his generation. He adopted the style of cartoon strips, using broad, black lines for emphasis, somewhat in the manner of Adami but evoking a more fantastical vision through the distortions to which he subjects the human body....

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Brazilian, 20th century, female.

Born 1942, in São Paulo.

Painter. Figure compositions, figures.

Pop Art.

Maria Chartuni works in acrylics. In 1967 she produced a Diptych of Elizabeth Taylor.

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Paraguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Concepcion.

Painter, sculptor, engraver.

After a period of geometric abstraction, Colombino's work evolved towards figuration, the formal vocabulary of which is somewhat along the lines of Pop Art. These works are occasionally an expression of political criticism. He was awarded a prize at the exhibition ...

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Frederick R. Brandt

American painter and printmaker. He studied painting in Mexico City from 1957 to 1959 with John Golding (b 1929) under the terms of the G.I. Bill. His reputation as a Pop artist was established by his first New York one-man exhibition in 1963...

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Roberto Pontual

Brazilian painter and draughtsman. In the 1950s he studied painting and printmaking in São Paulo, New York and Paris. His early work was influenced by Dada, especially Duchamp, and by Pop art, for example The [red-light] District: Rosario Did Not Go Away. Why? (1964...

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Salvadorean, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA since 1971.

Born 1945, in San Salvador.

Assemblage artist.

Lima belongs to the Pop Art movement and creates assemblages evoking American life, notably in his series of New York façades. He took part in collective exhibitions including Nantucket (...

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Marisol  

Deborah F. Pokinski

Venezuelan-American sculptor of French birth. Because of her use of everyday objects she is often classified as a Pop artist, but this designation does not adequately describe the complexity and compassion of her sculpture.

Marisol was born in Paris and had a peripatetic childhood before attending high school in Los Angeles. In ...

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Venezuelan, 20th century, male.

Painter.

Manuel Mérida was influenced by American Pop Art in the 1960s.

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Brazilian, 20th century, female.

Born 1943.

Painter.

Wanda Pimentel's work oscillates between Pop Art and Constructivism.

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Eduardo Serrano

Colombian sculptor, collagist and conceptual artist. He studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá from 1959 to 1965 and began at this time to make collages influenced by Pop art. In 1966 he made the first of his Boxes, painted in strong flat colours, often red or yellow, to which he affixed industrial elements such as telephone handsets. Soon afterwards he began to make only white boxes, using the colour to complement the mystery of the objects they contained, such as the heads, arms and legs of dolls, machine parts, wooden eggs and domestic objects; the penetrating humour and arbitrariness with which he juxtaposed such things recalled the spirit of Dada....

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Haitian, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1961 and naturalised in France in 1985.

Born 5 November 1937, in Port-au-Prince.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator.

Pop Art, Nouvelle Figuration, Figuration Narrative.

Hervé Télémaque is of Métis origin, and was born into an affluent and cultivated family in Haiti. He completed his secondary studies in France, boarding at the highly reputed École des Roches. Upon his return to Haiti, he frequented the Port-au-Prince naive school of painting. He then studied with Julian Levi at the Art Students' League in New York ...

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Naples.

Painter.

Pop Art.

Clorindo Testa qualified as an architect at the university in Buenos Aires. Between 1949 and 1951, he travelled in Europe. He lives and works in Buenos Aires. For many years he was known as one of the group of Argentinean abstract artists but, in the 1960s, he moved increasingly towards Pop Art, partly as a result of working in the field of advertising....