Pedro Figari

Uruguayan painter, born and mainly active in Montevideo. He had a versatile and distinguished career as a lawyer, politician, writer, and editor (he founded the Montevideo newspaper El Diario) and although he had studied painting in his youth he did not devote himself full-time to art until 1921, when he moved to Buenos Aires. Although he was already 60, he rapidly made a name for himself as an artist and his work was widely exhibited in Uruguay, the USA, and Europe. From 1925 to 1933 he lived in Paris, then returned to Montevideo. He applied a style derived from Bonnard and Vuillard to specifically Latin American themes. His work is well represented in the National Museum at Montevideo.

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