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Roberto Matta Biography

Roberto Matta

Santiago, Chile, 11 Nov, 1911- Italy, 23 Nov, 2002

Chilean-born painter, printmaker and draughtsman, best known for his SURREALIST work.

Initially trained in architecture at the Catholic University of Santiago (1929-31), he began working for Le Corbusier's atelier in Paris, in 1933.

His stay in Europe led Matta to be closely associated and influenced by leading Spanish artists and writers of that time, such as: Federico Garcia Lorca, the poet and playwright (1898-1936), Salvador Dali, Alvar Aalto, the architect and others. He also collaborated with Walter Gropius , Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Marcel Duchamp.

Works by this major South American artist can also be found at the following collections:

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Chile, and

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

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