Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Juan Jose Calandria  (1902 - 1980)

About: Juan Jose Calandria
 

Summary

Examples of his work  
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums  
 

Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
 
Buy and Sell: Juan Jose Calandria
  For sale ads Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
  Dealers Auction sales graphs*  
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: New York/Louisiana / Uruguay      Known for: sculpture, painting

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription
BIOGRAPHY for Juan Calandria
Facts/Data
Birth
1902 (Uruguay)
 
Death
1980

Lived/Active
New York/Louisiana / Uruguay




Often Known For
sculpture, painting

Discussion Board
Would you like to discuss this artist?
AskART Discussion Boards
(0 Active)

This biography from the Archives of AskART:

The following information was submitted by his son Andres Calandria:

Juan Jose Calandria was born in Canelones, Uruguay.  Upon graduating from school, he studied at the Escuela de Artes Decorativos and the Escuela Industrial with an architectural career in mind.  He became so interested in sculpture, however, that he soon devoted his entire time to studies in that field.

By the time he was eighteen, Calandria had had a one-man show with ensuing honors and commissions.  At this time, he also won the most important art scholarship offered in Uruguay -- a four-year period of study abroad.  When it was decided that he was too young to accept this honor, he was not discouraged.  He continued his studies and won the award again when he was twenty-two.  He won his first gold medal and the Grand Prize at the Espocion Agropecuria y Industrial in Canelones, Uruguay.

After extensive travels in Europe, Calandria settled in Paris where he stayed for the next fourteen years, working under the guidance of Bourdelle, Despiau and Gimond.  He soon became Gimond's assistant at the Academie Colarassi and also held classes in his own studio.  By 1939, his work was well known and admired in Paris where he exhibited in many galleries, the Salons des Tuilleries and Printemps, and the Exposition des Artistes Contemporains, the latter a great honor.  Calandria was awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris World's Fair at this time.  Several of his sculptures were on exhibit in the Uruguayan Pavilion.

War was declared while Calandria was vacationing in Greece.  He sailed at once for New York, spending nearly a year there and exhibiting several times.  Thereafter, he went back to Uruguay and in 1941 was appointed Consul to New Orleans.  He was married that same year in New York to Challis Walker and moved to the south were the Calandrias have lived ever since.

Calandria has exhibited his paintings and sculpture in North and South America and in Europe.

When he retired from Consular duties in 1958, he was then free to give all of his time to his art, which flourished both in quality and success.  At about the same time, his work became increasingly abstract and remained so during his lifetime.

He taught sculpture in Paris, drawing at the Arts and Crafts Club in New Orleans during the war, and held classes in painting and sculpture for adults and children in his Pontalba studio in the French Quarter.  Later, he held classes in sculpture for several years in the Calandria School of Painting and Sculpture located at Gallier Hall and, thereafter, in his Jefferson Avenue studio.  He also gave lectures and demonstrations in the greater New Orleans area.

His exhibition at the Trade Mart was his last large and major exhibition.  Plagued with arthritis, he nevertheless continued to work on his knees, as any other position was impossible.  Forced to stop sculpture, he continued to paint prolifically and was more than prepared for another large one-man show.  However, in 1978, a new illness set in.  Another exhibition would have been too difficult and during the last two years of his life, he stopped painting altogether.

He was the first New Orleans artist to have his work, in this case a sculpture, purchased for the New Orleans Museum of Art's permanent collection.
 
Andres Calandria


** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.

  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists