Pedro Lira

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Birthday
17, 1845
Birthplace
Chile
Death Date
Apr 20, 1912 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1845
Birthplace
Chile
Death Date
Apr 20, 1912 (66)

About

South American painter who helped found the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts. He attempted to bring about an almost Parisian appreciation and focus on culture by exhibiting his paintings.

Before Fame

He trained with landscape artist Antonio Smith while simultaneously studying law at the University of Chile.

Trivia

He was influenced by the work of artist Eugene Delacroix, the romantic French painter.

Family Life

He was born into a wealthy family in Chile and was the son of Martina Rencoret Cienfuegos and Jose Calvo Santos Lira.

Associated With

He and fellow Chilean-born painter, Aurelia Souza, were both active at the end of the Nineteenth Century.