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James Pinto

 (1907 - 1987)
James Pinto was active/lived in California / Mexico, Yugoslavia (former).  James Pinto is known for easel and mural painting, sculpture, educator.

Biography   James Pinto


James Pinto was born in Bijelina, Yugoslavia in 1907.  After studying art in Zagreb he made his way to the U.S in the late 1940's.  He studied briefly at Chouinard Art School* in Los Angeles before heading to Mexico with his wife Ruska to study mural painting in Mexico with David Siqueiros and Jean Charlot.

In the late 1940's, Pinto was studying at Escuela de Bellas Artes in San Miguel when a dispute erupted between Siqueiros and the school's owner.  Pinto and a number of other students were deported from San Miguel to the U.S. but were able to return thanks to a student of artist Reva Brooks, General Ignacio Beteta.  

After their return Pinto, together with Nell and Enrique Fernandez   ...  Displaying 750 of 1223 characters.

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