Cuba to Premier Film on Guayasamin
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- Arts and Culture
- culture an traditions
- South America
- 12 / 30 / 2008
The release is accompanied by a poster with verses by Ecuadorian port Jose Regato devoted to the mastermind of The Capilla del Hombre and announcement of the world wide tribute in 2009.
Oswaldo Guayasamin was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1919. He studied painting and sculpture at the Fine Arts School of this capital and became one of the most relevant Latin American artists.
His pieces toured the main Latin American and European museums and galleries in 180 personal displays. His latest and unfinished project, The Capilla del Hombre, was inaugurated in November 2002 three years after his death in March 1999.
Among his numerous portraits of prominent politicians and artists and friends, were Literary Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Peace Award Rigoberta Menchu, the Leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.