Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949

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Uruguayan Constructivist painter influenced by Surrealism, abstract geometry, and Precolumbian art; lived and worked in Catalonia, New York, Paris, and Montevideo.

From the description of Joaquín Torres-García papers, ca. 1904-1994. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81329089

Painter; Uraguay and New York, N.Y.

Was a proponent of the Latin American Constructivist movement. His son Horacio Torres was also an artist.

From the description of Joaquin Torres-Garcia papers, 1921-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122394360

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Joaquín Torres-García was a Uruguayan constructivist painter influenced by Surrealism, abstract geometry, and Pre-Columbian art. He lived and worked in Catalonia, New York City, Paris, and Montevideo.

From the guide to the Joaquín Torres-García papers, circa 1904-1994, (Getty Research Institute)

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referencedIn Barbara Doyle Duncan Papers 2003-43. N/A., 1954-2001 Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf Level, André. Letters received by André Level, 1908-1949, bulk 1920-1939. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. Letter to Julio Payró, 1942 September 29. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, 1940-1955 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971. Julio Payró letters received, 1937-1971, bulk 1940-1955. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Torres-Garcia, Joaquin, 1874-1949 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. Joaquin Torres-Garcia papers, 1921-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Rose Fried Gallery records, 1944-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. Joaquín Torres-García papers, ca. 1904-1994. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. Joaquín Torres-García : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Joaquín Torres-García papers, circa 1904-1994 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Torres-García, Joaquín 1874-1949. Cartas de Joaquín Torres-García a Joan Merli. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
creatorOf Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Amigos del Arte (Association : Buenos Aires, Argentina) corporateBody
associatedWith Arzadun, Carmelo de, 1888-1968. person
associatedWith Asociación de Arte Constructivo. corporateBody
associatedWith Asociación de Arte Constuctivo corporateBody
associatedWith Cine Club del Uruguay. corporateBody
associatedWith Doesburg, Theo van, 1883-1931. person
associatedWith Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952. person
associatedWith Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Duncan, Barbara (Barbara Doyle) person
associatedWith González, Julio, 1876-1942. person
associatedWith John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Level, André. person
associatedWith Luukevicz, M. Eva. person
associatedWith Merli, Joan 1901-1995 person
associatedWith Miró, Joan, 1893- person
associatedWith Miró, Joan, 1893-1983. person
associatedWith Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ozenfant, Amédée, 1886-1966. person
correspondedWith Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971. person
associatedWith Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Salvat-Papasseit, Joan, 1894-1924. person
associatedWith Seuphor, Michel, 1901- person
associatedWith Taller Torres-García. corporateBody
associatedWith Taller Torres-García. corporateBody
associatedWith Taller Torres-García corporateBody
associatedWith Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949. person
associatedWith Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967. person
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Uruguay
France
Uruguay
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Art--Uruguay
Mural painting and decoration--20th century
Art--France
Art, American
Painting, Latin American
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Painting, Uruguayan
Sketches
Art--Spain
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Art--Uruguayan--Reproductions
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Constructivism (Art)
Art, Uruguayan
Hispanic American artists
Mural painting and decoration
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Birth 1874-07-28

Death 1949-08-08

Uruguayans

Spanish; Castilian

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