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 Roberto Antonio (Echaurren) Matta  (1911 - 2002)

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Lived/Active: New York/Illinois / Chile/Italy/France      Known for: abstract figurative and surreal painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Roberto Matta
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Birth
1911 (Santiago, Chile)
 
Death
2002 (Civitavecchia, Italy)

Lived/Active
New York/Illinois / Chile/Italy/France


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abstract figurative and surreal painting

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Roberto Matta was born on November 11, 1911, and brought up in Santiago, Chile. He was educated in his native country as an architect and interior designer at the Sacr Coeur Jesuit College and at the Catholic University of Santiago from 1929 to 1931. In 1933 he became a Merchant Marine which enabled him to leave Santiago and travel to Europe. In the 1930s he went to Paris where he studied architecture under LeCorbusier. At the end of 1934 Matta visited Spain, where he met the poet and pl (showing 500 of 14427 characters).



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