(1913 - 1999)
Mario Carreno was active/lived in New York / Chile, Cuba. Mario Carreno is known for abstract, modernist figure painting, illustration, murals.
Biography Mario Carreno
A modernist figurative Latin-American painter and magazine illustrator, whose clients included House & Garden, Interiors and Norte, Mario Carreno was born in Havana but lived for extended periods of time in New York City and finally in Chile. He studied art in his native country at San Alejandro Academy; in Madrid, Spain beginning 1931 at the San Fernando School. There he met Pablo Neruda and his circle of intellectual friends including Federico Lorca and Rafael Alberti. To earn a living, he worked as a graphic designer, but those were tough times because of the impending Spanish Civil War. In 1935, he went to Mexico, where he worked with what he described as the "great muralists" including Diego Rivera, David Siquei
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