Augusto Torres

b. 1913 Tarrasa, Spain - d. 1992 Barcelona, Spain

The eldest son of Joaquín Torres-García was born in Terrassa in the province of Barcelona. While living in Paris in the 1920s, Augusto met many of the great figures of twentieth century art, including Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, and Joan Miró. During the 1930s, he worked as an assistant and apprentice to the sculptor Julio González and studied drawing in Amedée Ozenfant’s Academy. It was also in Paris that Augusto developed his lifelong passion for tribal and primitive art. The artist was introduced to American Indian art by the painter Jean Hélion, a friend of his father’s. He later formed a great collection of American Indian art.

After Torres-García brought his family to Uruguay in 1934, Augusto participated in the Taller Torres-García. He later went on become a teacher himself. In 1945 he began his long collaboration with the Spanish architect Antonio Bonet. In 1960, he was awarded a grant by the New School in New York where he lived for two years. During this time, Augusto traveled to Montana to visit Blackfoot Indian reservations. From 1973 on, he divided his time between Barcelona and Montevideo. 

Augusto Torres’ art is included in the collections of the Museo Artes Visuales, Montevideo; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Santa Bárbara Museum of Art; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Miró Foundation, Barcelona.

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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

$ 45.00 + postage

Taller Torres-García permanent exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Taller Torres-García permanent exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

We are pleased to share the following article written by Cecilia de Torres:

El Norte es el Sur, Revista Paula, Diario El País, Uruguay, 2021.

You can read or download the article here.