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Biographies

Latin American Artists

Agustín Cárdenas - Bronze sculpture

Sculptor, painter and draftsman. Study at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Alejandro, Havana. From 1943 to 1949, he worked in the study of the sculptor Sicre, disciple of Bourdelle.

Ana Mercedes Hoyos - Painting

The work of Ana Mercedes Hoyos is one of the most outstanding achievements of Latin American art of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.

Antonio Salguero Salas - Painting: Portrait

1868-1935. Son of Mariano Salguero and Josefa Salas Estrada, also a painter. Father of Luis Salguero. Grandson of Antonio Salas Aviles. Educated at the San Gabriel School. Married to an Italian lady. His first studies are carried out in Alejandro Salas' workshop.

Armando Morales - Pintura

Born in Granada, Nicaragua, Morales studies at the School of Fine Arts in Managua from 1948 to 1953. His work since 1960 incorporates informalist abstraction.

Carlos Rojas: Colombian painter

Painter and sculptor born in Facatativá, Cundinamarca, on April 18, 1933. He studied architecture for four years at the Javeriana University of Bogotá (1953-1956), and at night he took courses at the School of Fine Arts of the National University. In 1958 he traveled to Italy on a scholarship, lived in Rome and studied art at the School of Fine Arts and Applied Design of the Institute of Arts in Rome.

Christian Santy - Abstract painting

He began painting from a young age, training in the orthodoxy of the academy, developing an innate talent to become an artist of powerful technical execution.

Claudio Bravo - Hyperrealist painting

Chilean painter and sculptor. Featured representative in your country of hyperrealism, his work drinks in the art supplies past and present and their work can be interpreted as transformations of Leonardo, Caravaggio and Velázquez.

Cundo Bermudez - Painting

Cundo Bermúdez, considered today the most important living Cuban painter, was born in Havana, Cuba, on September 3, 1914, a time troubled by the outbreak of the First World War.

Diego Rivera -  Painting

He was born in Guanajuato in 1886. Diego Rivera is the founder of the Mexican mural movement with Orozco and Siqueiros and painted the first mural in the Bolivar Amphitheater at the national preparatory school in Mexico City.

Edgar Negret - Sculpture

Colombian sculptor. Unanimously considered as the most prominent representative of modern Colombian sculpture, Edgar Negret transcended with his abstract compositions the borders of his country and assimilated the trends of twentieth-century art to create a work of unique originality and expressive force.

Elmar Rojas - Painting

Elmar René Rojas was born in the department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala in 1937. He trained in Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts in Guatemala; at the Pietro Vanucci School in Perugia, Italy; at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris and at the Complutense University of Madrid.

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