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Roberto Matta


Roberto Matta was an artist from Chile who was first involved in the Surrealist movement and was an early mentor to those who would follow the Abstract Expressionism style. Matta was educated as an architect and interior designer at the Sacre Coeur Jesuit College and the Catholic University of Santiago. Once he graduated, he entered into the Merchant Marines which allowed him to travel to different parts of Europe. It is believed that this early travel inspired him for much of his artwork later on, especially when he was exposed to Picasso‘s Guernica and was introduced to the famousMarcel Duchamp.