Leopoldo La Madriz (1905, Valencia, Edo. Carabobo - 1982)
Venezuelan artist who exposes in Venezuela since 1930, in a number of individual and collective samples. His interest in the representation of places and landscapes Valencian coastal towns Carabobo state, allowed him to develop an urban landscape with rural background elements of the work of Rafael Monasterios. Represented in: Alejandro Otero Museum and Foundation Celarg.
Born in Caracas in 1912. Studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Caracas. In 1938 I was one of the School of Visual Arts co-founder of Barquisimeto where I Attended 1941.In 1953 as teacher Until I Entered the Caracas Psychiatric Hospital, staying recluse for 23 years. Died in Caracas in 1976. His landscape paintings up to 1945 are located inside the Caracas school style. In his last stage, I moved from naturalism and started working a very Subjective stream using Pure Colors That give his work a fantastic and dramatic nature observing. Water falls, be choppy and endangered vessels.
From The Time That I collaborated With The famous architect, Carlos Raul Villanueva, in the important project Known as "synthesis of the arts'' in the architectonic complex of the University City of the Central University of Venezuela, passing through the experience of abstract geometrics , and a pioneering foray into graphic design, reaching the stages of his cubicle visions and polychrome columns, This painter has proven That I've been a faithful interpreter of his times. Manaure Reached an emotional peak and decisive in his great epic work, the soils of my country, a contribution by the artist Toward his Commitment to the land from Which I was born. The edition of this book is in keeping with a long-held desire of the publishing company Which, by coincidence, is enriched by Lucila Velasquez's text . It was a great satisfaction for the publisher to add this edition to his collection of books on the artists of Venezuela.
He studied at the Liceo de Chillán Men and the Liceo de Concepción , where Don Enrique Molina Garmendia invited him to present an exhibition to mark the centenary of the school. The year was1924 , when Pacheco recently finished his humanistic studies.Artistic Development:
His artistic education is self taught. His first exhibitions were in Santiago in 1929 . Studied one year architecture . In 1935 he made his first trip abroad, exhibiting in Buenos Aires . Two years later he did in Lima . In 1950 he traveled to the United States and exhibited in the hall of the Pan American Union in Washington and in New York .
He received many awards during his career.
Without a systematic art training, Pacheco Altamirano is an instinctive painter turns intensely on the web the primary sensations of nature.
Immortalized Angelmó ( Puerto Montt ) in countless paintings. In honor of this, a street named after him located on said creek. In 1964 he donated to his hometown a gallery made by him, which is currently in great decline. There are several creeks in Chile named in his honor.Chilean diplomat:
It was Chile's Cultural Attache in France in 1952 . That same year he was named Honorary Member of the International Federation of Arts, Sciences and Literature of the United Nations . In 1956he was appointed Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Chile in London . During the fifties out in various parts of Europe . The focus of the work of Pacheco Altamirano are marine and harbor scenes.Exposed globally:
His works can be seen in museums and capital already mentioned and in other places like Philadelphia , Mexico City , Ankara , Istanbul , Tokyo . The French government acquired one of his paintings to the Museum of Modern Art in Paris while another, "vacation" was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New Delhi . Thus, vessels Angelmó and Chiloé are now anchored in the most important museums in the world.