Joaquin Torres Garcia

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Birthday
28, 1874
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
Aug 8, 1949 (75)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1874
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
Aug 8, 1949 (75)

About

Uruguayan artist and art theorist who established the Constructive Universalism movement. A fire at Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art destroyed much of his work when it was being exhibited there in 1978.

Before Fame

He attended the Barcelona School of Fine Arts, where he was inspired by French Impressionism. He met future notables Joaquim Mir, Joaquim Sunyer, Ricard Canals, and Isidre Nonell during his time there.

Trivia

He was commissioned to paint a mural in 1904 at the chapel of the Santisimo Sacramento.

Family Life

His parents were rope makers residing in Mataró when he was born. He married Manolita Pina, with whom he had three children.

Associated With

He was inspired by the work of Pierre Auguste Renoir.