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 Joaquin Torres-Garcia  (1874 - 1949)

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Lived/Active: New York / Spain/France/Uruguay      Known for: constructivist painting-geometric

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1874 (Montevideo, Uruguay)
 
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1949 (Montevideo, Uruguay)

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New York / Spain/France/Uruguay

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Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Joaquín Torres-García moved to Spain in 1891. In 1892 he studied at the School of Fine Arts and the Baixas Academy in Barcelona. He had his first individual exhibition in 1900 at the Salón la Vanguardia in Barcelona.

In 1903 and 1907 he painted murals for Gaudi's Church of the Sagrada Familia and made stained glass windows for the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca. He painted murals for the Uruguayan Pavilion at the Brussels International Expositions of 1909- (showing 500 of 3365 characters).



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