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Emilio Sánchez Perrier was a Spanish landscape, watercolour and orientalist painter who worked at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Joaquín Torres-García was a Uruguayan-Spanish artist.
His art is associated with archaic universal culture, including Mediterranean cultural traditions, Noucentisme, and modern classicism. Torres-García developed a unique style (first known as "Art Constructif") during the 1930s, while he lived in Paris. Arte Constructivo (Constructive Art), a school he opened in Madrid, became Universalismo Constructivo (Universal Constructivism, a treatise he published in South America while teaching in his workshops Asociación de Arte Constructivo and El Taller Torres-García). Torres-García's art combines classical and archaic traditions with 20th-century "-isms": Cubism, Dada, neo-plasticism, primitivism, surrealism, and abstraction.
José Gurvich was a Uruguayan painter, potter, musician and a key figure in the Constructivism Art movement.
Oswaldo Guayasamín is an Ecuadorian painter, muralist and sculptor.
Oswaldo's father was an Indian, and the family was very poor, but the future artist was educated at the School of Fine Arts of Quito. Soon, literally in two years, he created a cycle of 103 paintings dedicated to the life of oppressed Indians in Latin America. Oswaldo Guayasamin also painted portraits of famous contemporaries, including Fidel Castro, whom he admired. He also created murals, frescoes, landscapes, and symbolic images.
The artist's works were exhibited in Paris, Moscow and in Leningrad, among other cities around the world, with amazing success. In 1957, at the Fourth Biennial in São Paulo, he was named the best South American artist.
Guayasamin was also a passionate collector. In 1978, the then famous artist donated to the State of Ecuador some 500 colonial paintings and sculptures, pre-Columbian archaeological sites, Goya and Picasso paintings that he had collected.
Alice Phillipot (Alice Rahon) was a French/Mexican poet and artist whose work contributed to the beginning of abstract expression in Mexico. She began as a surrealist poet in Europe but began painting in Mexico. She was a prolific artist from the late 1940s to the 1960s, exhibiting frequently in Mexico and the United States, with a wide circle of friends in these two countries. Her work remained tied to surrealism but was also innovative, including abstract elements and the use of techniques such as sgraffito and the use of sand for texture. She became isolated in her later life due to health issues, and except for retrospectives at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in 1986 and at the Museo de Arte Moderno in 2009 and 2014, she has been largely forgotten, despite her influence on Mexican modern art.