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Roberto Matta (1911-2002) was a Chilean painter and sculptor. Originally trained as an architect, he fled from Europe to New York in 1939. Along with other artists including Max Ernst, Matta played a significant role in the Surrealist presence. He was of influential importance in encouraging Jackson Pollock and several others to expand their techniques to include automatism. This undoubtedly served as the prelude to the revered Abstract Expressionism of Pollock and to the distinctive last phase of Arshile Gorky. Matta himself created many paintings bordering on abstraction although his works all maintain a Surrealist tonality.

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Haifa Museum (Haifa, Israel)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Muzeum Sztuki (Lodz, Poland)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)

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  • Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 19.5 in. (63.5 x 49.53 cm.)
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