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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:
Oswaldo Guayasamin was born in 1919 in Quito, Ecuador. He was the oldest of ten children in a poor family. He enrolled at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Quito against his father's wishes and studied architecture and painting.
Guayasamin is a passionate, plump and indefatigable Ecuadorian Indian (the name means " w (showing 500 of 1654 characters).