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Fernando de Szyszlo
Fernando de Szyszlo in 2009
Fernando de Szyszlo Valdelomar
5 July 1925
|Died||9 October 2017
|Education||National University of Engineering
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
|Known for||Painting, sculpture, printmaking|
|Movement||Abstract art, Surrealism, Informalism|
|Awards||Order of the Sun of Peru, 2011|
Fernando de Szyszlo Valdelomar (5 July 1925 – 9 October 2017) was a Peruvian painter, sculptor, printmaker, and teacher. He was a key figure in advancing abstract art in Latin America since the mid-1950s, and one of the leading plastic artists in Peru.
Szyszlo became a major force for artistic renewal in his country breaking new ground by expressing a Peruvian subject matter in a non-representational style. In 1962, he became a professor of art at Cornell University. In 1965 he became a visiting lecturer at Yale University.
Szyszlo was awarded the Order of the Sun of Peru in 2011.
Szyszlo died of complications from a fall at his home in Lima, Peru on 9 October 2017 at the age of 92.
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