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 Julio Alpuy  (1919 - 2009)

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Lived/Active: New York / Uruguay/Venezuela      Known for: constructivist painting, murals

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Around 1940, Alpuy joined the atelier of Joaquin Torres-Garcia in Montevideo, where he began teaching in 1943-44.  He participated in fulfilling the firm's mural commissions, and in 1949, he fullfilled several commissions on his own.

Traveling in Europe and the Middle East in 1951-1953, he filled several sketchbooks with his  impressions.  Alpuy returned to Montevideo to teach and fulfill several mural commissions but left again in 1957.  He traveled to Chile, then lived in Bogota, Columbia, and then Caracas.  In 1961 he emigrated to the U.S. and established his residence in New York City.

Alpuy received a fellowship at the New School for Social Research from 1963 to 1965, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1983, a grant the New York Council for the Arts in 1986, and a grant from the Gottlieb Foundation in 1990.

Selected solo exhibitions:
1999  Julio Alpuy Retrospectiva, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1997  Journeys of Julio Alpuy, Miskin Gallery, Baruch College, New York City
1985  Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York City (Catalog by Ronald Christ)
1979  Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos, Montevideo, Uruguay
1972  Center for Inter-American Relations, New York City (Catalog by Ronald Christ)
1964  Centro de Artes y Letras El Pais, Montevideo; University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1960  Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogot, Colombia (Catalog by Eugenio Barney Cabrera)
1959  Universidad de Carabobo, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela
1958  112 Esposicion del Taller Torres-Garica, Julio U. Alpuy, Biblioteca Luis Angelo Arango, Bogota, Columbia

Selected group exhibitions:
2004  Inverted Utopias, Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2002  Hetertopias, Visions of the South, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2000  Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place, El Museo del Barrio, New York City
1999  Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
1998  The School of the South, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1997  El Taller Torres-Garcia, Museo Central de Costa Rica, San Juan
1996  Constructive Universalism, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.
1993-1991  The School of the South, El Taller Torres-Garcia and its Legacy, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; The Archer Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas; Museo de Monterrey, Mexico; The Bronx Museum of Art, New York City; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
1985  Museo del Barrio, Mira, New York City
1977  Alternative Center for International Arts, Sculpture 77, New York City
1973  Queeens County Art Museum, New Latin American Painting, New York
1972  Columbia University, Modern Latin American Art, New York City
1971  Stamford Museum, Selected Works from Latin America, Stamford, Connecticut
1970  Center for Inter-American Relations, Latin American Paintings and Drawing, New York City
Museo La Tertulia, Pan American Grafic Arts, Cali, Colombia
1967  Center for Inter-American Relations, Five Latin American Artists Working in New York
1956  Stedelljik Museum, Jonges Schilders uit Uruguay, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1953  Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Torres-Garcia and his Workshop, I Biennial, Brazil

His work is in the collections of The J.M. Kaplan Foundation, New York; The Bronx Museum of Art; The Museum of Trenton, New Jersey; The Nelson Rockefeller Collection; The Museum of Tel Aviv, Israel; in collections in Uruguay and Colombia, and others.

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