Augusto Barcia Biography

Santiago, Chile, 1926 ? 2001

CHILEAN MASTER PAINTER, whose approach to FIGURE and LANDSCAPE painting was influenced by the approach to form and color pioneered by POST IMPRESSIONIST, Cezanne.

Barcia trained at the Scholl of Fine Art at the University of Chile in Santiago.

Barcia's paintings contemplate the grandeur of the landscapes, their infinite spaces and the changing effects of light and atmosphere. Barcia uses color and form subjectively in order to remove the images he creates from pre-conceived or traditional modes of representation, exploring their plastic possibilities to the limit.

The artist?s many SOLO EXHIBITIONS include:

2001 - Retrospective, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile. - Galeria de Talca, Talca, Chile.

1998 - Commenoz Gallery, Key Biscane, USA.

1995 - Talca University, Talca. - Municipal Gallery, Osorno, Chile.

1990 - Providencia Cultural Institute, Santiago.

1987 - Museo Lyon, Valparaiso, Chile.

1985 - Galeria Praxis, Santiago.

1984 Galeria La Pluma, Bogota, Colombia.

1983 - Museo de Medellin, Colombia. - "Barcia en el Paisaje" (?Barcia in the Landscape?), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago.

1981 - Museo Luis Angel Arango, Bogota.

1980 - Banco de Fomento, Valparaiso. - Galeria de Pintores Andinos, Bogota. - Salon del Banco de la Republica, Bogota.

1977 - Gallery Classic, Beverly Hills, USA.

1975 - Galeria Fidel Angulo, Santiago.

1974 - Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Valparaiso.

1970 - Galeria Michelena, Caracas, Venezuela.

1969 - Casa de la Cultura, Ministerio de Educacion, Santiago.

1966 - Sala Calicanto, Santiago. - Sala Nahuel, Santiago.

1965 -North American Institute of Chile, Santiago.

1962 - Sala del Banco de Chile, Santiago.

The following MUSEUMS have examples of Barcia's work - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile. - Concepcion University, Chile. - Museo Nacional de Caracas. - Museo de Medellin, Colombia. - Denver Museum, Colorado, USA. - Museo Nacional de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. - Museo Luis Angel Arango, Bogota. - Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota.

Throughout his career, Barcia received numerous AWARDS including:

? 1990 First Prize, Pintando Valparaiso.

? 1989 First Prize, Salon Entel, Santiago.

? 1976 First Prize, National Competition, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago.

? 1975 National Critic's Prize.

? 1975 Honorary mention. Salon Colocadora de Valores. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago.

? 1970 Diploma, Federico Santa Maria University, Museo de Bellas Artes, Viña del Mar.

? 1969 First Prize, Salon del Mar, Valparaiso.

? 1968 Honorary prize, Offical Autumn Salon, Valparaiso.

? 1966 Gold medal, Oficial Winter Salon, Valparaiso.

? 1964 Honorary mention, Spring Salon. Casa de la Cultura, Ã?uñoa, Santiago.

? 1962 Honorary mention, Nacional Salon, Santiago.