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Nelly Perazzo

Argentine painter, printmaker, illustrator, sculptor and stage designer of Spanish Catalan birth. He arrived in Buenos Aires in 1913. Although his uncle, José Planas Casas (b Catalonia, 1900; d Argentina, 1960), taught him the rudiments of art, he was basically self-taught and began to exhibit his work in ...


Margarita González Arredondo

Mexican painter, sculptor, illustrator and stage designer. He was self-taught when he took up painting in 1956 with the encouragement of Diego Rivera, but from 1956 to 1960 he studied graphic design with Gordon Jones. During those years he worked in an Abstract Expressionist manner, although he soon incorporated figurative elements and, from ...


Mexican, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Zacatecas; died 1985.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator.

Coronel was a student at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura La Esmeralda in Mexico City. In 1946, he travelled to the USA and around France.

Although an abstract painter, he was influenced by Tamayo. His work was featured in several collective exhibitions including in ...


Horacio Safons

Argentine painter, sculptor, performance artist, conceptual artist, poet and illustrator. After studying in Buenos Aires at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes and with Cecilia Marcovich and Tomás Maldonado, he quickly established a reputation for his scandalous views, attracting extreme disapproval and equally strong support. After delivering a lecture at the Juan Cristóbal bookshop, Buenos Aires, entitled ‘Alberto Greco y los pájaros’ he was briefly imprisoned for his ‘Communism and subversive acts’. On his release in the same year he travelled to Paris on a French government grant, selling drawings and watercolours in the cafés and studying painting with ...


Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 24 December 1958, in Buenos Aires.

Engraver, sculptor, illustrator.

Nora Herman worked in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Burgos in various artists' studios. In New York she studied at the Parsons School and in Paris at the American College. She now lives and works in Paris....


Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1959.

Born 1926, in Chivilocy; died 10 June 1982, in Villebon-sur-Yvette.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, illustrator.

Rodolfo Krasno studied at the fine arts academy of Buenos Aires from 1942 to 1959. He later became a teacher at the school of visual arts and also organised his first solo exhibitions there. He was given a bursary by the French government that enabled him to go to Paris where he settled in ...


Cuban, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 8 December 1902, in Sagua la Grande; died 11 September 1982, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, engraver, illustrator, lithographer, potter. Murals.

Surrealist group.

After a brief period at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana from 1918 to 1923, Lam went to Spain and remained there from 1924 to 1938, first in Madrid and later Barcelona. By 1938 Spain had been devastated by civil war and Lam was forced to move to Paris. Picasso became very fond of Lam and introduced him to André Breton, Max Ernst and Victor Brauner, among others. From 1938 to 1941, Lam participated in the activities of the surrealist group, particularly from 1940 when he found himself in Marseilles with the surrealists who had been driven out of Paris by the war and the invasion of France.In 1940 Lam illustrated Breton's ...


Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France fromc.1970.

Born 1948, in Buenos Aires.

Painter (mixed media), draughtsman, illustrator, sculptor, installation artist, decorative artist. Scenes with figures.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Ricardo Mosner mixes acrylics and pastels and also works in gouache, producing brightly-coloured, graphical, figurative works executed in a free and apparently slapdash style. He tackles subjects such as celebrations and night-life in a free and easy manner. In ...


Chilean, 20th century, male.

Born 23 July 1907, in Valparaíso.

Sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Nadzov had an exhibition of his drawings in Paris in 1933. He illustrated many books and produced portraits of prominent figures. His sculptures were inspired by subjects from antiquity and religion, and he created stage sets for ...


Jorge Luján-Muñoz

Guatemalan painter, sculptor, illustrator, and writer. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Guatemala City between 1953 and 1960 and was inspired by his rural, working-class background to depict the themes, forms, and colour of the life of the Guatemalan common people. In the mid-1960s, together with ...


Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 1932, in Dolorès.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator.

Nelson Ramos studied at the National School of Fine Art in Montevideo. In 1959 a bursary enabled him to go to Rio de Janeiro, where he studied engraving techniques, and then settled in São Paulo and worked as an illustrator of magazines. Later a second bursary took him to Europe. In ...


Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1963 active in France.

Born 1934, in Córdoba.

Painter, collage artist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, pastellist, illustrator.

Nouvelle Figuration, Figuration Narrative.

Antonio Seguí was born in Córdoba, and from 1950 to 1953 he studied painting and sculpture first in Argentina and then in Europe, in France and Spain. From ...


Bolivian, 20th century, male.

Born 13 May 1904, in Chulumani.

Painter, illustrator.

Antonio Sotomayor studied under the Belgian sculptor Adolphe Lambert in La Paz. He illustrated works on the Native American peoples.


Colombian, 20th century, male.

Born 1924, in Risaralda; died 1998.

Painter, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, designer. Religious subjects, figures, scenes with figures. Frescoes, mosaics.

Tejada was a pupil at the Escuela Departamental de Artes Plásticas de Cali, and then at the Academia de Arte de Bogotá, where he worked under the direction of Alejandro Obregón. He received his diploma in ...


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 ...