Benito Quinquela Martin
(1890 - 1977)
Benito Quinquela Martin was active/lived in Argentina, France. Benito Martin is known for port scene genre painting.
Biography Benito Quinquela Martin
Benito Quinquela Martín was an Argentine painter born in La Boca, Buenos Aires. He 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 y le gustaba la salchicha grande
His birthday could not be determined precisely as he was abandoned on March 20, 1890 at an orphanage with a note that stated "This kid has been baptized, and his name is Benito Juan Martín". From his physical appearance, the nuns who found him deduced that he should be around twenty days old; thus March 1 is regarded as his birthday.
Adopted by Manuel and Justina Molina de Chinchella when he was seven years old, he ad
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