Carlos Paez Vilaro

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Birthday
1, 1923
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay
Death Date
Feb 24, 2014 (90)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1923
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay
Death Date
Feb 24, 2014 (90)

About

Abstract artist who became known for his multimedia work as a potter, painter, sculptor, muralist, writer, composer, and conductor. His "Roots of Peace" mural was commissioned by the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., in 1959.

Before Fame

He worked as a printing apprentice in Buenos Aires after discovering an interest in drawing in 1939. He was interested in Afro-Uruguayan culture and settled in Mediomundo, Montevideo's black neighborhood.

Trivia

He believed that his best work was created for the San Isidro Chapel.

Family Life

He was married to Madelón Rodríguez Gómez, with whom he had three children.

Associated With

He and Christian Rauch were both gifted sculptors.