Construction in Five Colors, 1945, Oil on canvas, 255/8 × 291/2 in 65 × 75 cm
Metaphysical Composition, 1984, Oil on canvas, 25⅜ x 31½ in. 65 x 80 cm.
Southern Hemisphere, 1978, Oil on canvas, 31½ x 39⅜ in., 80 x 100 cm.
Composition with white, 1963, Oil on artist board, 25 x 41 in. 63,5 x 104 cm.
Ship dockside, 1980, Oil on artist board, 14¾ x 20½ in. 37 x 52 cm.
Green abstract, 1936, Oil on canvas, 9⅞ x 13⅝ in. 25 x 34,5
Estructura en blanco, 1965, Tempera on board, 37¾ x 27⅛ in., 96 x 69 cm
Bodegon, c. 1960, Oil on artist board, 18⅛ x 24 in. 46 x 61 cm.
Formas negra y blanca sobre rojo, 1977, Ink and tempera on paper, 14⅝ x 13¼ in. 37 x 33,6 cm.
Formas, 1965, Ink, tempera and crayon on paper, 14 x 16 in. 35,5 x 40,6 cm.
Forms in black, 1937, Ink and gouache on paper, 8⅝ x 11½ in. 22 x 29,3 cm.
Triangulares, 1936, Ink on paper, 8 x 12¾ in. 20,3 x 32 cm.
Photograph of Augusto Torres, 1980
Mural at Sindicato Medico, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1954
b. 1913 Tarrasa, Spain - d. 1992 Barcelona, Spain
The eldest son of Joaquín Torres-García, Augusto was an active participant in his father's artistic life. Growing up primarily in Italy and France, the young artist met many of the great figures of twentieth century art, including Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, and Joan Miró. During the 1930s, while living in Paris with his family, Augusto was the apprentice of the sculptor Julio González and studied drawing in Amedée Ozenfant’s academy. Introduced to North African and American Indian art by the painter Jean Hélion, it was also in Paris that the artist developed his lifelong passion for tribal and primitive art.
After Torres-García brought his family to Uruguay in 1934, Augusto participated in all the activities of his father’s teaching atelier, the Taller Torres-García. One of the Taller's most well known students, Augusto later went on become a teacher himself, instructing subsequent generations of artists. Throughout his life, Augusto traveled widely, including two years living in New York. From 1973 on, he divided his time between Barcelona and Montevideo.
The art of Augusto has been displayed internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and his work is included in the collections of such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the Miró Foundation, Barcelona; and the Museo Torres-García, Montevideo.
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An overview of the work of Augusto Torres, a brilliant painter and first son of Torres-García, who lived his adult years in Barcelona and Montevideo.
In english, essay by Guido Castillo; Scala Books; 168 pages, Hardcover, 111 color, 63 black and white illustrations
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