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Uruguayan, 20th century, female.

Born 1928, in Montevideo.

Painter, engraver.

Having taught herself to paint at a very early age, Afamados de Sans enrolled in the engraving course at the national college of fine arts in Montevideo. She participated regularly in the national salon, where she obtained first prize in ...

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Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy

American installation artists, active also in Puerto Rico. Jennifer Allora (b Philadelphia, Mar 20, 1974) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Richmond, Virginia (1996), and Guillermo Calzadilla (b Havana, Cuba, Jan 10, 1971) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Escuela de Artes Plastica in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1996). Allora and Calzadilla met in Italy in 1995 during a study abroad program in Florence. They then lived together in San Juan for a year before moving to New York City where they started working collaboratively while each participated in different residency and study programs. In 1998–1999, Allora participated in the year-long Whitney Independent Study Program, while Calzadilla participated in the P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center National Studio Program.

Allora & Calzadilla’s first important international exhibition was the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo in 1998 curated by Paulo Herkenhoff, which investigated the idea of cultural cannibalism known in Brazilian literature as ...

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Cuban, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1992.

Born 8 September 1934, in Havana.

Painter, draughtsman, graphic designer, film maker.

Armas studied Cuban archaeology, and rupestrian art in particular. He was a caricaturist at first, then a graphic designer and film maker. He established the cartoon department at the Cuban institute of cinematic arts. He won several prizes for this work. In ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in Spain.

Born 5 February 1898, in Montevideo; died 12 February 1929, in Montevideo.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, scenographer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, urban landscapes. Stage sets, comic cartoons.

The son of Spanish emigrants, Rafaél Pérez Barradas spent most of his artistic life in Spain, where he was soon contributing illustrations to the press. In 1913, he traveled in Italy and France, then settled in Condal. In 1928, he decided to return to Uruguay. He died prematurely of an illness. He is considered to have formed part of the Spanish artistic avant-garde at the beginning of the 1920s. Starting in a Post-Impressionist style that was soon influenced by Gauguin, he rapidly lightened his palette and became interested in the Cubist vision of reality while breaking out of the unitary vision of form. His canvases, with grey and ochre colours, represent landscapes and burlesque scenes from daily life. ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born in Montevideo.

Painter.

Bellini exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1929 and 1930.

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in Montevideo.

Born 1882; died 1965.

Sculptor (bronze).

Belloni created the La Carreta monument.

Montevideo, 29 June 1981: Figure (bronze, h. 17¾ ins/45 cm) UYU 4,000

New York, 18 May 1995: Road (bronze, 12¼ × 42½ × 9 ins/31.1 × 107.9 × 22.9 cm) ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 1900, in Montevideo; died 1984.

Painter, engraver. Figure compositions, landscapes with figures. Wall decorations.

Berdia began his studies in the Montevideo circle of fine arts; then later in Buenos Aires, he worked under the supervision of Guillermo Laborde and frequented the studios of Giambaggi, Gomez Cornet and Falcini. In ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 16 November 1942, in Montevideo.

Sculptor.

Armando Bergallo exhibited at the Venice Biennale of 1970, showing assemblages of juxtaposed linear structures.

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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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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in the Netherlands.

Born 1944, in Montevideo.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Gorki Bollar left Uruguay for London in 1966 and later settled in Amsterdam. He took part in the Salon International d'Art Naïf in Paris founded during the 1980s.

Although authentically naive in approach, Bollar has a strong sense of the construction of perspective in space and of the relief of forms. His use of colour is discreet and harmonious and he tells pleasing stories such as the ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 8 November 1937, in Montevideo.

Engraver.

Bresciano exhibits in Latin America and participated in the Paris Biennale in 1965.

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in Las Piedras.

Sculptor.

German Cabera's first studies were at the Montevideo arts circle between 1918 and 1926, followed by travels around Europe (Germany, Belgium and France). He settled for a time in Paris where he was the pupil of Despiau and Bourdelle. In ...

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Uruguayan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Sweden from 1974.

Born 1948, in Montevideo.

Painter, installation artist.

Between 1978 and 1981, Carlos Capelan studied at the Grafikskolan Forum in Malmö. He has been awarded numerous bursaries in Sweden, by the Pratt Institute of New York in ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in Spain from 1971.

Born July 1929, in Montevideo.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver.

Glauco Cappozzoli was a student at the school of art in Montevideo. He participated in several collective exhibitions: 1961 Biennale des Jeunes, Paris; 1963 Pratt Graphic Art Center in New York; ...

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Carlos  

Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 6 November 1922, in Montevideo.

Sculptor.

Between 1941 and 1946 Carlos studied at the school of art in Montevideo. In 1947 he went to Paris where he settled. He worked in André Lhote's studio in 1948, then with Fernand Léger, with whom he collaborated until ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 28 January 1881, in Montevideo; died 1945.

Painter. Historical subjects, local figures, portraits, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, landscapes.

After studying at the school of art in Montevideo under the direction of Carlos María Herrera, Carlos Alberto Castellanos made frequent journeys to Europe before moving to Paris in ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born in Montevideo.

Painter.

Caubios was the pupil of P.-A. Laurens and R.-M. Castaing. She exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1934 and 1935 with her Italian Straw Hat.

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Venezuelan, 20th century, male.

Born 1879, in Montevideo.

Painter.

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Paraguayan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1964, in Itauga Guazù.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, film producer, video artist.

Enrique Collar entered the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 1988. Since 1997 he has produced audiovisual works including videos like El Presente...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1961, in Caxias do Sul.

Video artist, photographer.

Rochelle Costi lives and works in São Paulo and is known mainly for her photographs. She has participated in numerous collective exhibitions, including: Ultrabaroque: Aspects of Post-Latin American Art touring exhibition, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth (...