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Adela  

Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active also active in Spain.

Born 7 June 1947, in Realicó.

Painter, draughtswoman, lithographer.

In 1971, Adela became a history teacher. She lived in Buenos Aires until 1974 and then for a time in Miami before settling with her family in Barcelona and becoming a full-time painter and draughtswoman....

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Monica E. Kupfer

Panamanian painter. He studied painting from 1960 to 1962 at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Panama City and from 1964 to 1970 at the Universidad Autónoma, Mexico. From 1971 he taught at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Panama City, of which he was director from ...

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Colombian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953.

Painter. Interiors.

Homero Aguilar lived in Paris at the end of the 1980s and took part in collective exhibitions, notably the Salon des Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui in 1988 where he exhibited a painting that was Hyperrealist in technique though not in inspiration. The piece shows an interior and makes use of the 'painting within a painting' process. In ...

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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Pilon.

Engraver, lithographer, graphic designer.

Roger Aguilar graduated from the school of artistic education in Cuba in 1965. He has taken part in collective exhibitions since 1967. In 1975 he was awarded first prize for lithography at the National Engraving Salon. He works as a graphic artist for the Ministry of Culture....

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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1952, in Yaguajay.

Painter.

Ángel Alfaro Echevarría has already gone through several periods: Naturalist, Abstract and then a return to the Figurative, albeit in a more detached, impulsive style.

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Monica E. Kupfer

Panamian painter. A graduate of the University of Panama’s Architecture School, he became a full time painter following his first solo exhibition in 1979. From 1980 to 1983 he studied at the Art Students League in New York, his only formal training as an artist. Alfaro is best known for his beautifully rendered oil paintings but has also produced drawings, pastels and three-dimensional pieces. His first images were portraits of young women surrounded by surreal elements or in dream settings. From ...

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Trinidadian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Trinidad.

Engraver, watercolourist.

Kenneth Alfred was a resident at the Villa Medicis in 1990-1991. He received the Lacourière engraving prize in 1994. He lives and works in Montreuil. The mask is a central theme in his work....

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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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Guatemalan, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in the USA.

Born 1950, in Guatemala City.

Painter (mixed media), watercolourist, draughtswoman. Figure compositions.

Carmen Almon studied in New Orleans from 1968 to 1969, at the Newport College of Art in England from 1969 to 1970 and at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington ...

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1949, in Buenos Aires.

Painter, illustrator. Figures.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Ruben Alterio studied at the school of fine arts in Buenos Aires. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1975 and is known as a press and advertising illustrator. Solo exhibitions of his paintings took place in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro and in Paris in ...

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Alvaro  

Venezuelan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 20 June 1957, in Valencia, Venezuela.

Painter.

Alvaro first exhibited in 1966 at the Taller Libre de Ante del Tigre in Anzoategui. In 1973 he went to Paris where he studied at the school of fine arts. He exhibits in Paris, Geneva and Venezuela....

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1970, in São Paulo.

Draughtswoman.

In 1998, Carmen Alves graduated with a degree in art from the FAAP Academy in São Paulo. She lives and works in São Paulo and takes part in group exhibitions, including the In Search of Identity. Contemporary Brazilian Art...

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Francis Summers and Martin R. Patrick

Belgian-born interdisciplinary artist, active in Mexico. He studied architecture at the Institut d’Architecture de Tournai in Belgium (1978–83) and at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice (1983–6). Alÿs moved to Mexico in 1987 and his art practice initially concentrated on Mexico City as a laboratory of urban living, often documented in the form of evocative, conceptually layered photographs, sculptures, and videos. In the slide series ...

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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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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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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946.

Painter.

Adriano de Aquino challenges the medium on which painting is executed and gives his works unusual, brittle forms.

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Mexican, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Mexico.

Painter.

At the age of 11 Alejandro Arango began studying art at the Cuauhtémoc Unit children's studio in Mexico City. From 1967 to 1970 he studied advertising. He travelled in Europe in 1976 and the USA in ...

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Colombian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1946, in Fredonia.

Painter, pastellist.

Ramiro Arango first embarked on an economics diploma at the University of Bogotá, then studied visual arts at the University of Paris from 1975 to 1978. His paintings and pastels recall Magritte in their photographic reconstruction of the things depicted, in their paradoxical framing with figures and objects situated partly beyond the frame and in their unusual combinations of objects....

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950.

Painter. Figures, landscapes.

Working within a resolutely abstract style of painting linked to Abstract Landscapism or Nuagisme, Carlos de Araujo depicts faces and figures with considerable sensitivity and almost overly elegant skill.

New York, 21 Nov 1989: Untitled...

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Mexican, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1949, in Mexico City.

Painter.

Guillermo Arizta did not begin painting until 1983. Previously he had worked as a mason in Mexico and then the USA. In 1977 he was awarded a bursary that enabled him to visit France and from there the rest of Europe and Egypt. From ...