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Constructive in Black and White by José       Gurvich

Constructive Man in Red by José       Gurvich

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José Gurvich

Constructive Man in Red by José       Gurvich


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(b. Lithuania, 1927; d. New York City, 1974).
José Gurvich´s family moved to Uruguay in the 1930s where he became a citizen in 1953. At 13, he had to quit his studies in order to work in a rubber factory. He studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes with José Cúneo. He later worked with Joaquín Torres-García who would strongly influence his style, and was a teacher and founding member of the Taller Torres-García. On a trip to Madrid in the 1950s he met other Latin American artists and studied ceramics in Paris and Rome. He made several trips to Israel where he made a mural at the Kibbutz Ramot Menasche. Experimenting with ceramics he searched for a synthesis between Torres-García´s constructivist ideas and his own Jewish religious tradition. He exhibited along with other members of the Taller Torres-García at the New School in New York and was invited to participate at the "One Hundred Years of Uruguayan Painting" exh

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