Matta (Roberto Matta Echaurren)

1911–2002

Matta (Roberto Matta Echaurren), ‘Black Virtue’ 1943
Black Virtue 1943
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Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβeɾto ˈmata]; November 11, 1911 – November 23, 2002), better known as Roberto Matta, was one of Chile's best-known painters and a seminal figure in 20th century abstract expressionist and surrealist art.

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