(b Santiago, 1918; d June 1993). Chilean painter and printmaker.
After studying architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile in
Santiago he won a scholarship that enabled him to continue his
studies at Columbia University, New York, from 1943 to 1945. Having
painted sensitive watercolours from nature while living in Chile,
his journey to New York had a disquieting effect on him: he
translated his experience of the concrete city, with its massive
buildings dwarfing the anonymous inhabitants wandering the streets,
into nearly abstract geometric compositions. He remained in New York
to work with Stanley William Hayter from 1948 to 1950 and later
travelled to Spain.
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