Emilio Pettoruti

#158815
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
1, 1892
Birthplace
La Plata, Argentina
Death Date
Oct 16, 1971 (79)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1892
Birthplace
La Plata, Argentina
Death Date
Oct 16, 1971 (79)

About

One of Argentina's most prominent 20th-century painters. His 1924 cubist exhibition sparked a scandal.

Before Fame

He was a student of famed architect and Museum of Natural History's Drawing School teacher Emilio Coutaret. He dropped out of his local Academy of Fine Arts when he was a teenager.

Trivia

He did not adhere to any one style, but instead incorporated cubism, futurism, constructivism, and abstractionism into his work.

Family Life

His family was successful and middle class. He was born in La Plata, a city whose layout would impact his artistic sensibilities.

Associated With

He and Pablo Picasso were revolutionizing the artistic world around the same time.