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Cruxificion by Roberto Matta

Cruxificion by Roberto Matta

Sims Reed Gallery (IFPDA)



Sheet Size: 49.5 x 63.5 cm


Condition: Excellent

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Pencil and crayon, circa late 1950s.
Signed and in pencil at lower right.
Provenance: formerly in the the collection of American abstract sculptor Dimitri Hadzi (1921-2006), who was friends with the artist; thence by descent.

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Roberto Matta

One of Chile’s most well-known painters is Roberto Matta. Born Roberto Matta is considered an influential figure in the abstract expressionist and surrealist art movement of the 20th century. Born on 11 November 1911 in Santiago, we was a student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where he studied architecture and interior design. Whilst at university, he travelled across South America visiting places such as a Peru and Panama, where he took the opportunity to make many surreal drawings of the natural world around him. Matta went onto to further travel Europe and the USA where he met other artists such as Salvador Dalí, Le Corbusier and Arshile Gorky.

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