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Adela  

Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active also active in Spain.

Born 7 June 1947, in Realicó.

Painter, draughtswoman, lithographer.

In 1971, Adela became a history teacher. She lived in Buenos Aires until 1974 and then for a time in Miami before settling with her family in Barcelona and becoming a full-time painter and draughtswoman....

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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Pilon.

Engraver, lithographer, graphic designer.

Roger Aguilar graduated from the school of artistic education in Cuba in 1965. He has taken part in collective exhibitions since 1967. In 1975 he was awarded first prize for lithography at the National Engraving Salon. He works as a graphic artist for the Ministry of Culture....

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Trinidadian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Trinidad.

Engraver, watercolourist.

Kenneth Alfred was a resident at the Villa Medicis in 1990-1991. He received the Lacourière engraving prize in 1994. He lives and works in Montreuil. The mask is a central theme in his work....

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Roberto Pontual

revised by Elaine Wilson

(b São Paulo, 1935; d São Paulo, 2015).

Brazilian painter and printmaker. After studying engraving in São Paulo, he moved to New York in 1959 to complete his studies at the Pratt Graphic Center, where his contact with international Pop art merged with his own interest in Brazilian popular imagery, for example in the portfolio of woodcuts Mine and Yours (1967). Immediately afterwards he began painting ambiguous and ironic still lifes collectively titled Brasíliana, which use bananas as symbols of underdevelopment and exploitation, for example BR-1 SP (1970; São Paulo, Pin. Estado) and Bananas (1971; Washington, DC, Mus. Mod. A. Latin America). In 1971 he won a trip abroad in the National Salon of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), which took him again to New York between 1972 and 1973. On his return to São Paulo he began the series Battlegrounds, in which he submitted the previously reclining bananas to slashing, torture, and putrefaction. Subsequently, shapes were reorganized into configurations of an undramatic Surrealism, playful, colorful, tumescent, and as firmly rooted as ever in his native Brazil and Latin America....

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 19 August 1948, in Olinda.

Engraver, sculptor.

José Barbosa da Silva's father was a carpenter and taught him woodwork, which was to prove influential in his later work.

Folklore and the popular and religious art of his country are common features in Barbosa da Silva's engravings and low reliefs. Most typical of his work are small, engraved caskets showing connections with fetishism....

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Jorge Luján-Muñoz

(b San Marcos, Jan 1, 1946).

Guatemalan painter and printmaker. He began his art studies at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Guatemala City, then studied painting at the Facultad de Bellas Artes of the Universidad de Costa Rica (1968–1969) and printmaking at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid (1974–1975). His first works were expressionist woodcuts influenced by Munch, but after studying in Madrid he changed his style, emphasizing the role of drawing and texture and taking his subjects from Latin American literature.

On his return to Guatemala in 1979, Barrios addressed himself to the magic realism that held sway there in literature as well as in the visual arts. From c. 1980 he devoted himself increasingly to watercolor (e.g. Bosch’s Garden, Guatemala City, Mus. A. Contemp.) and to oil painting. His brother César Barrios (b 1945) was also active as a painter and printmaker....

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Venezuelan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1949, in Caracas.

Watercolourist, engraver, collage artist.

Ricardo Benaim studied engraving from 1980 to 1982 in Paris at Atelier 17 and then Atelier 63. From 1982 to 1985 he taught at the Pratt Graphic Center in New York and after spending a few years in Europe returned to Caracas. He now divides his time between Caracas and New York and pursues his career in advertising. In his early career Benaim used traditional engraving techniques but he has gradually embellished these with collage and a variety of materials such as letters, postcards and photographs to the point of producing an embossed background which he then embellishes with detail....

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1960, in Córdoba.

Painter (mixed media).

Antonio Blasi was the son of Antonio Seguí Blasi. He started out as a wood engraver and wood continues to play a predominant role in his work: he paints on wood, uses embossed wood in collage and throws sawdust on his paintings, which include trompe l'œil wood effects and often contain wooden boxes, no doubt in reference to the coffin, the final wooden box. His painting is littered with signs, including crosses, and the mainly grey and neutral backgrounds are enlivened by touches of bright red, blue and green....

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1965, in São Paulo.

Sculptor, engraver, draughtswoman.

Elisa Bracher lives and works in São Paulo.Bracher is interested in ephemeral phenomena which she addresses in the form of liminal drawings, engravings and sculptures. At the Capc-Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux she installed metal carvings along the walls; these black and white, horizontal and vertical geometric forms of varying thickness talk to each other acquiring density and marking out a barely perceptible path....

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1947, in Fortaleza.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver.

Antonio Buca studied at the Escola Nacional de Belas-Artes in Rio de Janeiro for four years. He continued working in the studios of several Brazilian painters while studying engraving, photography and scenery production. He draws and paints precious, obsessive, sensual works with the theme of death as their backdrop....

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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Sancti-Spiritus.

Engraver, draughtsman.

Manuel Castellanos studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Cuba in 1970 and started exhibiting in 1976. In 1970 he was awarded first prize for drawing at the Lenin Centenary Exhibition; in ...

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Nicaraguan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France since 1983.

Born 17 January 1963, in Managua.

Engraver, installation artist.

In 1982, Carlos Castillo was awarded a teaching diploma in visual arts in Managua, after which he went to France and enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon where he studied under Jean-Claude Chedal and Jacques Busse, among others. He was awarded a postgraduate diploma in visual expression in ...

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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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Milan Ivelić

(b Santiago, 1943).

Chilean painter, printmaker, draftsman, and video artist. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes of the Universidad de Chile in Santiago (1961–1965), at the Escuela de Fotomecánica in Madrid (1966), the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in West Berlin (1967–1969), and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Dittborn, together with other theorists and artists working in Chile in the 1970s, based his work on critical examination of the marginal position of Chilean art in relation to international developments, adopting to this end practices at odds with Chilean traditions. Rejecting conventional forms of painting as well as the usual methods of producing and presenting prints, he instead favored photography as a source both of imagery and technique by means of screenprinting. He found his imagery ready-made in the portraits featured in old Chilean criminology magazines; he combined mechanical techniques such as offset lithography and screenprinting with traditional handcrafting methods of embroidery and drawn-threadwork; and in the mid-1980s he even went so far as to produce works on brown wrapping paper, which he folded and then distributed through the ordinary post, calling them his own variant of correspondence art. Dittborn used such contrasts within his work to reflect disparate realities, mirroring the social interaction of different levels in society and underlining the racially mixed origins of Latin American practices by exaggerating the clash between domestic crafts and advanced modern technology....

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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Jiguani (Granma).

Painter, engraver.

Nelson Domínguez studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana from 1965 to 1970. In 1973 he was awarded a prize at the Cagnes-sur-Mer Festival of Painting; in 1974, he received First Prize for Painting at the Young Artists' Salon in Havana; in ...

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Milan Ivelić

(b Santiago, May 11, 1940).

Chilean painter, printmaker and video artist. He studied architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and printmaking at Taller 99, a workshop in Santiago run by Nemesio Antúnez, where he explored new technical methods for representing machine imagery and energy. In 1962 he travelled to Spain and then to Paris, where he studied at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17.

In the mid-1960s Downey settled in the USA, where he became interested in and made contact with the pioneers of video art, which became his primary medium. Proposing to work directly with energy rather than simply representing it, he presented his first audio-visual installation in 1966, conveying light, sound and energy by means of closed-circuit television. Conceiving of the artist as a cultural communicator and keen to appropriate to his own ends methods of image reproduction derived from advanced technology, he created a series entitled Video Transamérica, which he began in ...

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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1989.

Born 1957, in Cardenas (Matanzas).

Painter, engraver.

Moïse Finalé trained at the national fine arts institute near Havana. Although he comes from a cultured Hispanic family, he finds his inspiration in the history and popular culture of Cuba, in the meeting between Africa and Spain, between black and white, between the sacred and the profane, between the primitive and ancestral rites. His paintings are generally in muted tones, expressing mystery, sometimes with bright highlights associated with sex and drunkenness. His compositions with their iconic objects and forms - feet, hands, representations of animals, chalices - make reference to the syncretic cult of santeria. He is a member of the National Union of Writers, Painters and Engravers of Cuba....

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Sonia de Laforcade

(b Rio de Janeiro, April 4, 1933).

Brazilian printmaker, multimedia and video artist, and teacher. The daughter of Jewish immigrants from Poland, Geiger initiated her artistic career studying drawing, painting, and engraving with the artist Fayga Ostrower (1920–2001) in Rio de Janeiro between 1949 and 1953. She began to participate in group exhibitions in 1950, displaying an early focus on informal abstraction inspired by Ostrower’s legacy. In 1954 she left Brazil to spend a year studying with the art historian Hannah Levy Deinhard (1912–84) at New York University, interrupting her studies in Anglo-Germanic linguistics and literature at the Faculdade Nacional de Filosofia (now Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro). She resumed her course of study upon her return to Rio de Janeiro in 1955, graduating in 1957. Throughout the 1950s Geiger received a robust education in pedagogy, both in her classes with Ostrower and at the Faculdade, where she studied with the influential theorist of education Anísio Teixeira (...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 16 February 1946, in São Paulo.

Painter, sculptor, engraver.

Carmela Gross began her training in the fine arts in 1969 at the Fundação Armando Álvarez Penteado in São Paulo and completed her studies at university, obtaining a doctorate in ...

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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....