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Margarita González Arredondo

(b Mexico City, Aug 26, 1896; d Mexico City, Jan 28, 1971).

Mexican painter, stage designer, illustrator, and writer. He studied in Mexico City at the Escuela al Aire Libre de Coyoacán and at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, before living in Paris from 1922 to 1930, where he trained as a stage designer from 1928 to 1930 in the studio of Charles Dullin. In Paris he attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and became aware of Surrealism; he was one of the first artists to introduce the style to Mexico. In his characteristic small-scale oil paintings, such as Children with Cage (Mexico City, Mus. N. A.), in which two girls are silhouetted in front of a curtain, he combined neo-Impressionist brushwork and a highly theatrical handling of light with absurd elements. He abandoned his career as a painter at an early age, concentrating in the 1930s and 1940s on designing for the stage as well as making his name as a critic and playwright....

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St Lucian, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 23 January 1930, in Castries.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, pastellist, writer. Figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes. Stage costumes and sets.

Derek Alton Walcott was born in the former British colony of St Lucia, today independent, and he spends part of his time in the USA and part on his island. He studied at the University College of the West Indies at Mona (Jamaica) has written many works; has been a theatre director and founded the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. He was a pupil of the painter Harold Simmons at St Lucia and co-founded the St Lucia Arts Guild in ...