Born in 1920. León Ferrari is a plastic artist.
The subject in his works if often the relationship between religion, power and war; an also the influence of USA's imperialism
His most famous work, "Western christian civilization" shows a christ cruxified to an american bomber as a protest against Vietnam War.
Lived in exiled from 1976 to 1991. His works are often attacked by religious communities. In 2004, his exhibition was closed due to the continous manifestations of catholic priests.
According to the New York Times, he is one of the five most important living plastic artist of the world
Born in Buenos Aires. Painted scenes of the argentinian Pampa, showing the everyday life of the gauchos.
He was Art teacher in the Colegio Nicolás Avellaneda
Also worked as artistic consultant in the Walt Disney studios, and his influence can be seen in the movie Bambi, where the forest reproduces the life in the lake Nahuel Huapi, in Patagonia
Oscar Agustín Alejandro Schulz Solari was son of german and italian inmigrants, and had an early interest in painting, music, and literature. Spent 12 years in Europe where he adopted his artistic name, Xul Solar. Back in Argentina, he colaborated with the artistic magazine Martin Fierro. He befriended many artists, including writer Jorge Luis Borges. His works have striking bright colours with some influnces of artists like Kandinsky and Klee
Neoexpresionist painter. In 1961 formed with other 3 painters the group "Otra Figuración", that influenced the Neo figuration movement. After the military coup in Argentina, he moved to France where he continued experimenting with his works. Now he lives in Buenos Aires. His son, Gaspar Noé, is a franco-argentine filmmaker
Born in La Boca, Buenos Aires. Quinquela Martín is considered the port painter-par-excellence and one of the most popular Argentine painters. His paintings of port scenes show the activity, vigor and roughness of the daily life in the port of La Boca.
He is most famous for his detailed paintings and drawings of battles of the War of the Triple Alliance, in which he also fought, losing his right arm. As a result, he learned to paint with his left hand.
He was already a prestigious artist by age seventeen, and had been taught by the exiled Italian Risorgimento artist Baldassare Verazzi. His paintings of battles reflect his love of detail and showy colors that depict the war in miniature.
Figurative artist. His works shows the social reality of argentina during the 30's painting the unemployed people and workers protests. He also painted some suburban landscapes, and then he invented two stock characters that would make his works recognizable worldwide, Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel', and orphan and a prostitute, who reflects the social reality of Argentina.
Argentine artist widely regarded as his country's first realist painter.
With other artists, founded the Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts in 1875
In 1910 was named president of the National Academy of Fine Arts
Considered for many as the first argentine painter. He was educated by european teachers in the University of Buenos Aires. Painted many oils that represent the life on the streets of Buenos Aires and aso the life of the gauchos and other characters of the pampean landscape.
Born in Mar del Plata. Studied in the Superior School of Fine Arts. He was apprentice of Lino Enea Spilimbergo.
In the 20's entered the comunnist Party. In 1933, was one of the founders of the Argentine Artist Union. Later he traveled to Europe where he perfected his art in company of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
He received numerous awards in subsequent years, including the Grand Prize of Honor of the Argentine National Hall (1961), the Medal of Honor at Expo '58 (Brussels, 1958), and a special mention for his drawings at the II Mexico City Biennale of 1962
Raúl Soldi was born into an artistic family in Buenos Aires in 1905, his father was a cellist and his eldest sister studied piano and song. He began his studies at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina then travelled to Europe in 1921. He stayed in Germany until 1923 then moved to Italy to continue his studies, enrolling in the Real Academy of Brera (Milan) where he remained until 1932. Whilst in Italy, he became involved with groups of vanguard artists.
In 1932, he returned to Argentina and continued to produce oils, watercolors, inks, drawings, lithographies and monocopies.
In 1941, he was granted a scholarship by the National Commission of Culture and travelled to Hollywood in the United States.
In 1953, he began work upon the murals of the Church of Santa Ana, Glew, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina - a project that took 23 summers to complete.
In 1966, he redecorated the Cupola of the Colón Theater of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1968, he travelled to Israel, to paint a fresco in the Basilica of the Anuncición, in Nazareth, a mural inspired by the miracle of the Virgin of Luján.
In 1973, his work Santa Ana and the Virgin is included in the Gallery of Sacred Art at the Vatican.
In 1979, his mural Santa Fiorentina is incorporated in the Cathedral of the town of City Bell, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1989, he created the mosaic Camerata Bariloche, for the Museum of the Park of Portofino, Italy.
Younger sister of the writer Jorge Luis Borges. With her family, she spent the first years of her life in Switzerland. In 1915 wrote and illustrated her first poem book. With her brother she travelled through Spain where she met the avand-garde and the ultraism movement.
Returned to Buenos Aires in 1921. She shows in her works the influences of the cubism and the anti-modernism.
During his years as a painter, Spilimbergo developed a very personal synthesis of diverse styles, in particular the classical and the modern. From the post-impressionism of his first period, dominated by landscapes and local scenes, he later passed on to a study of the human figure. His subjects included the marginalised and the disinherited, from the slum dwellers of Buenos Aires to the rural workers of the northern provinces