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Wilfredo Lam

Wilfredo Lam

(Sagua la Grande, Cuba, 1902 - Paris 1982)

After completing his education in Spain, from 1938 he settled in Paris where he made contact with the surrealists, also attentive to other European avant-garde experiences, especially those of Picasso.
He returned several times to the Antilles (in 1941 and 1946), from 1964 he settled in Albisola, sharing his time between Italy and Paris.
Motives of oceanic and African art, totemic images of zoomorphic and phytomorphic elements populate his compositions, intense and original, synthesis of primitive art and European avant-garde.
He illustrated the poem by André Breton, Fata Morgana.

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