Juan Carlos Castagnino (Argentine, 1908-1972)
Pastel on paper
25 in x 18 in
Born in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina, Juan Carlos Castagnino
was a fine artist and architect. He studied in the School of Fine Arts
in Buenos Aires, and soon he became disciple of Lino Enea Spilmbergo
and Ramón Gómez Cornet. In 1939 he goes to Paris where he attends
the atelier of cubist painter André Lothe, and travels across Europe
perfecting his art next to Braque, Léger and Picasso, among others.
He received several awards such as the Great Prize of Honor of the
Argentine National Hall (1961), the Medal of Honor of the International
Fair of Brussels (1958) and the special award of drawing in the
II Biennial of Mexico (1962). His illustrations to the national poem
Martín Fierro of Jose Hernandez, published by EUDEBA (University
of Buenos Aires press), gained wide recognition.
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