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Uruguayan, 19th century, male.

Active also active in Italy.

Born 8 June 1830, in Montevideo; died 15 April 1901, in Pisa, Italy.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist. Religious subjects, military subjects, historical subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, local figures, portraits, landscapes, local scenes, animals. Murals.

Juán Manuel Blanes' father was Andalusian and his mother was Argentinian. He was from a humble background and he seems to have learnt to draw and paint by himself. He worked on the newspaper ...

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Uruguayan, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 29 June 1861, in Montevideo, to Italian parents; died 24 July 1938, in Montevideo.

Painter. Genre scenes, local scenes.

A brilliant lawyer, man of public affairs, well-known politician, writer, philosopher, aesthetician and portrayer of the Uruguayan identity through his many activities and through his painting, Pedro Figari played a role of paramount importance in his country's development in the early part of the 20th century and particularly in the 'nativist' movement which stood for maintaining the racial and cultural diversity that created the country of Uruguay....

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Uruguayan, 19th century, male.

Born 26 September 1866, in Montevideo; died 26 August 1902, in Montevideo.

Painter, engraver. Military subjects.

Diogenes Hequet studied in Paris under the painter Truphème and the engraver Tauzin. He became famous in Uruguay for his National Events in which he retraces South America's major historical events....

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Uruguayan, 19th century, male.

Born 19 October 1855, in Montevideo.

Painter.

Domingo Laporte studied under Giovanni Fattori in Florence. He received a commendation in 1889 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris for his Grand Canal, Venice. In 1928 he became the director of the newly-founded Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Montevideo....

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Uruguayan, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1871, in Montevideo; died 22 May 1910, in Montevideo.

Painter. Seascapes.

Manuel Larravide was self-taught. In his youth he was strongly influenced by the works of Edouard de Martino, a naval painter to the English court who lived for a time in Rio de la Plata. Larravide is closely associated with the early development of art in Uruguay and Argentina. His seascapes were highly successful and can be seen in the museums of Buenos Aires and Montevideo....

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Uruguayan, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active between 1924 and 1932 in France.

Born 25 July 1874, in Montevideo; died 8 August 1949, in Montevideo.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist. Toys.

Constructivism.

Groups: Cercle et Carré, Atelier Torres García.

Torres García's father was Catalan and his mother Uruguayan. They moved to Barcelona when he was seven. He studied at the Escuela Oficial de Bellas Artes in Barcelona ('La Llotja') and at the Academia Baixas. He copied works by Degas and Steinlen. At the same time he decorated the rooms of the Diputación and the library of the city hall, and executed commissions in different churches. He executed these works in a style of Puvis de Chavannes. Little remains today of these paintings, except those of the central library of the Diputación in Madrid. In 1903, Torres García assisted Antoni Gaudi with the execution of stained glass windows for the cathedral of Palma, Majorca and later with the windows for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. After a difficult period Torres García went to Paris, hoping to come into as close contact as possible with contemporary art movements. He also spent time in Brussels, Florence and Rome. After his arrival in 1910, he was first influenced by the Futurists. His works most clearly in this style are dated 1917-1918, and are devoted to themes mixed together on the canvas: ...

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Uruguayan, 19th century, male.

Active in Great Britain.

Died 1880, in Montevideo.

Painter. History painting, portraits, genre scenes.

Tuson worked in London and exhibited religious subjects from 1853 to 1865 at The Royal Academy, the British Institution and at Suffolk Street. He painted The Reception of a Delegation of the Corporation of Manchester by the Sultan in Buckingham Palace...