Benito Quinquela Martin
(1890 - 1977)
Benito Quinquela Martin was active/lived in Argentina. Benito Martin is known for painting.
Biography Benito Quinquela Martin
Argentina's most famous artist, according to a Time magazine
article in 1953, Benito Quinquela Martín rarely strayed far from the
docks of his native home in La Boca, the port district of Buenos Aires.
His humble beginnings are the stuff of legend: abandoned at birth and
later adopted by a dockworker, he grew up hustling coal, drawing with
bits of charcoal before he could read or write. Largely self-taught as
an artist, Quinquela adapted an idiosyncratic Impressionism over his
career, eschewing avant-garde experimentation for emotionally charged
renderings of the waterfront, brought to life in the bustle of the ships
and the hardworking dockhands
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