(1904 - 1980)
Antonio Gattorno was active/lived in New York / Cuba. Antonio Gattorno is known for surrealism, modern primitive, mural.
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Biography Antonio Gattorno
The following, submitted August 2002, is from Sean Poole and Terri Cabral:
Antonio Gattorno was the first Cuban artist of his generation to achieve an international reputation as a universal contemporary that transcended his ethnicity. He is indisputably the founder of Cuba's Modernist Movement, yet he is also one of the most underrated major painters of the 20th Century.
Gattorno was born in Havana, Cuba on March 15, 1904. In 1919, his third year as a painting student at the Academy of San Alejandro in Havana, he won a five-year scholarship to study in Europe. He remained there for seven years, traveling throughout Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Germany. He became friends and worked with Felice Carena, Georges Roualt and J
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