الثلاثاء، 27 مارس، 2012

Raquel Forner (April 22, 1902 – June 10, 1988



























Raquel Forner
Raquel Forner (April 22, 1902 – June 10, 1988) was an Argentine painter known for her expressionist works.
Forner was born in Buenos Aires in 1902.[1][2] Her father was Spanish by nationality and her mother was an Argentine of Spanish descent.[1] As a result of frequent family travel to Europe Forner spent part of her childhood in Spain, and later developed an artistic interest in the Spanish Civil War.[1]
Forner completed studies at the National Academy of Fine Arts (today part of the National University Art Institute) in Buenos Aires in 1923.[3] A year before graduation she received an appointment to teach drawing at the same academy.[1] In 1924 she received a third place award from the Argentine National Salon of Fine arts, and in 1928 she had her first solo exhibition in Buenos Aires.[1] Afterward she relocated to Paris and studied with Othon Friesz.[3]
In 1936 she married Argentine sculptor Alfredo Bigatti.

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