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Enrique Gaimari

 (1911 - 1999)
Enrique Gaimari was active/lived in Argentina.  Enrique Gaimari is known for wood and stone sculpture.

Enrique Gaimari

Biography from Papillon Gallery

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Enrique Gaimari


Gaimari studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires where he graduated as a drawing teacher in 1933. From this instant onwards he began an incessant search, both in terms of materials and concepts, which enabled him to work with an infinity of materials such as different types of exotic wood, stone and metals.

His works in wood and stone are spontaneous expressions of the artist's closeness to nature. With great understanding of the different natural materials, Gaimari incorporated the grain and natural shape of the material in the finished sculpture.

With his metal casts Gaimari excelled at patination, which he chose carefully to suit the shape of his creation.

In many of his later sculptures Gaimari inscribed the letters 'VJ', which stand for 'Viejo Jodido' or 'Grumpy Old Man', as he often dubbed himself.

Gaimari exhibited widely in Argentina and had several one-man shows in prestigious venues in Buenos Aires, including the Museo de Arte Moderno, the Teatro Municipal General San Martín, the Galería L'Atelier and the Galería Platina.

He obtained significant prizes, including the First Prize at the Rosario Salon, the Prize at the Mar del Plata Salon, the Cámara de Diputados Prize in the Salón Nacional and the First Prize at the La Plata Art Salon, among others.

Furthermore, he is the author of the Monument to the Fallen in the Malvinas, placed in front of the War Ministry of Argentina.

Public collections include
Museo Nacional de Rosario
Museo Nacional de Tucumán
Museo Nacional de La Plata

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About  Enrique Gaimari

Born:  1911
Died:   1999
Known for:  wood and stone sculpture