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Chilean painter born in Santiago de Chile. Attended the Sacred Heart School and the Catholic University in Santiago de Chile. Finished studying architecture in 1931 and went to live in Paris in 1933. Whilst there he visited Germany and Austria. From 1935 to 1937 he worked as a draughtsman in Le Corbusier’s studio. Introduced to Dali and other surrealists in 1936. He showed three drawings in the Surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Wildenstein in Paris. In 1939 he went to live in America and between 1941 and 1948 had regular exhibitions at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York. In 1948 he returned to Europe. Lived in Rome from 1950-54. In 1956 he painted a mural for the UNESCO building in Paris. In 1962 he won the Marzotto prize.

Early in his career Matta used a form of ...

(Untitled) - Robert Matta

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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