Press Release
October 10, 2017


Opening reception: Saturday, October 14, 6 to 8pm

Latin American Masters is saddened to report the death of Fernando de Szyszlo. Regarded as one of the most important Latin American artists of the Twentieth Century, Szyszlo died October 9th at his home in Lima, Peru.

Latin American Masters exhibition, planned over a year ago, is part of the Getty’s initiative on Latin American and Latino art, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The exhibition features Szyszlo’s mixed- media paintings on canvas, board and paper.

Fernando de Szyszlo arrived in Paris in 1949, where he met Andre Breton, Octavio Paz, Rufino Tamayo and other important cultural figures. Returning to Peru in 1955, he created paintings that were fully conversant with the historical avant-garde, while at the same time rooted in the ancient Americas. Szyszlo’s genius allowed him to distill vast areas of culture into a visual language that was his own.

Szyszlo’s art is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute, Chicago; the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and many other important institutions.

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