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Two exhibitions celebrate the work of Claudio Bravo 

Jul 01 2011 - Jul 24 2011

Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the Museo de Artes Visuales will exhibit six works by Claudio Bravo. The exhibition, intended to mark the artist’s passing, will be on view from July 1 to July 24, 2011. There will also be an exhibition of Bravo’s early work at the Corporación Cultural de Las Condes. Claudio Bravo: The Chilean Years, 1951-1960 will open on July 16, 2011 and will consist of approximately 80 drawings and paintings.

Bravo was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1936. Though he briefly studied art at Jesuit school, Bravo was largely self-taught. He was recognized internationally as one of the world’s great artists for his mastery of a realist style. Bravo died at 74 on June 4th at his home in Taroudant, Morocco from complications of epilepsy.

Bravo represented Chile in the 2007 Venice Biennale, had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterey, Mexico (2007), Chateau Chenonceau (2005), and Musee du Monde Arabe, Paris (2004). His work was the subject of two retrospectives: at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison Wisconsin (1987-88) which travelled to the Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX and Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; and at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (1994).

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Summary: The work of Claudio Bravo on display at Museo de Artes Visuales and the CorporaciĆ³n Cultural de Las Condes