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 Jorge Dumas  (1928 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: District Of Columbia / Uruguay/Argentina      Known for: cubist and figure painting

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Chronology submitted by Susan Dumas:

1928 Born in Montevideo, Uruguay
1944 Studied drawing and painting at “Taller Torres Garcia”
1946 First show of drawings together with the Hungarian sculptor Anthony Khun, Sao Paolo, Brazil
1949 Traveled to Argentina as set designer for the company of Modern Dances of Miryan Wislow
Traveled to Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile.
Return to Buenos Aires as illustrator for the newspaper El Laborista and designed covers for the magazine El Hogar
1951-56 Traveled through provinces of Argentina and Alta Gracia, Cordoba, teaching drawing to children at the public library
1957 Perspective drawing and geometry professor at the fine arts school Tomas Cabrera in Salta, Argentina
1959 Returned to Montevideo, Uruguay to exhibit in “Amigos Del Arte”
Traveled to United States with Carlos Paez to paint a mural at the PanAmerican Union building in Washington, D.C.
1960 First show in the United States at Georgetown University
First prize in the Nacional Salon in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Represented Uruguay in the International Exhibition for the Inauguration of the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires
1960 Traveled and showed work throughout the United States
192-74 Moved to Florence, Italy. Traveled throughout France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland
1975 Returned to New York to print lithographs for Circle Fine Arts
1979 Opened own atelier in New York printing own work as well as those of Peter Max, Agam, Romare Bearden, Dali, Erte, Peter Hurd, Ting, Karl Appel, Corneille, Vasarely, Omar Rayo, Sznajderman, Alpuy, Bonevardi, Sanin, etc.
1980 Showed in Los Angeles and Chicago
1981 Showed in Washington, D.C.
1982 Invited to the “Il Bienal Del Grabado De America” in Maracaibo, Venezuela
Show in Cincinnati, Ohio
Lectured on lithography to the members of the Graphic Society of The Museum of Cincinnati.
1983 Exhibited at Interart ‘83
Exhibited at VI Bienal Latin American Printmaking, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 Exhibited at Latin American Graphic Arts Bienial, Cayman Gallery, New York
Exhibited at Museo de Contemporary Arts, Caracas, Venezuela
1985 Exhibited at Nora Galleries, Great Neck, New York

Museo de Contemporary Arts, Caracus, Venezuela
Biblioiteca Nacional de Caracas, Venezuela
Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela
Museo Nacional de Artes Graficas, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bibliotec National des Estampes, Paris, France
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bogotá, Columbia
Museo de Arte Moderno “La Tertulia” Cali, Columbia
Instituto de la Cultura, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Study Collection, Print Department, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Argentina: Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Tucuman, Sallta, Jujuy, Mendoza
Brazil: Rio De Janeiro, San Pablo
Bolivia: La Paz, Santa Cruz
Chile: Vinas Del Mar, Valparaiso, Santiago
France: Lyon, Paris
Italy: Rome, Milan, Florence
Peru: Lima
United States: New York, Washington, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles,
Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Baltimore

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Jorge Dumas, Uruguayan (1928 - 1985 )

Jorge Dumas was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1928. He first came to the United States in 1960 to collaborate with Carlos Paez in the design and execution of the mural for the Pan American Union Building in Washington, D.C.

Dumas' works have been exhibited throughout the United States and South America. He received first prize in the National Salon of Buenos Aires. His paintings were chosen to represent Uruguay at the show that opened the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires. Dumas has taught painting and drawing at the Fine Arts Academy in Salta, Argentina.

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