Roberto Matta

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Birthday
11, 1911
Birthplace
Chile
Death Date
Nov 23, 2002 (91)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1911
Birthplace
Chile
Death Date
Nov 23, 2002 (91)

About

Chilean Abstract Expressionist and Surrealist painter known for "Elle Loge La Folie," "The Clown," and other works.

Before Fame

He studied architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Trivia

His "inscape" works, including the 1938 piece, "Psychological Morphology," were influenced by biomorphism and Freudian psychoanalysis.

Family Life

He married Anne Clark; his son, Gordon Matta-Clark, also became an artist.

Associated With

He once met the influential artist Rene Magritte.