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Sebastian Matta

Sebastian Matta

(Santiago del Cile 1911 - Civitavecchia 2002)

He studied architecture in Paris; from 1933 to 1935 he worked with Le Corbusier.
After a brief stay in Spain, he moved back to Paris where he was part of the Surrealist movement (1936).
During the Second World War he settled in the United States, greatly influencing the new American painting and in the post-war period he spent long periods of time in Italy and in Paris.
Among the exhibits are the personal exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1957) and the one at the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris (1985) and retrospectives at the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid (1999) and at the Art Museum of the Americas of Washington (2004).