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Pedro Querejazu

Bolivian sculptor. He taught himself to sculpt by studying Pre-Columbian sculpture and ceramics. Between 1959 and 1961 he travelled in several Latin-American countries; he then lived in Europe for 12 years, working in Holland, Belgium, France and Switzerland. While in Europe he married the Swiss sculptor ...

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Patricia Strathern

French photographer, archaeologist, and writer. An intrepid traveller, he used photography as a method of recording and documenting the sites he explored and wrote about. He left for the USA in 1857, spending two years in Mexico from 1857 to 1859. Using the wet collodion process and large plates, his photography (e.g. ...

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Olle Granath

Swedish painter. Following a childhood spent in Brazil, he moved to Sweden in 1939. He studied archaeology and the history of art, specializing in pre-Columbian manuscripts, and he showed an interest in the theatre. In the early 1950s he worked as a journalist, wrote plays and poems and in ...

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Milan Ivelić

Chilean painter. A self-taught painter, in the 1950s and 1960s he based his landscape motifs and colours on the Andes, using very simple forms suggestive of Pre-Columbian textiles in their flat, abstract designs and balanced chromatic effects. It was a question of subjecting archetypal shapes to a subtle and rational play of colour. While remaining committed to a careful technique in both his oil paintings and pastels, Yrarrázaval fundamentally changed direction in ...