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Oswaldo Vigas

Venezuela – 1938

Ascaso Gallery (Booth AM208A) is pleased to participate on the 30th Anniversary of Art Miami 2019 presenting works by Oswaldo Vigas, among with other artists! Sign up and request the invitation to the Fair! Born August 4, 1926 in Valencia, state of Car

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Ascaso Gallery (Booth AM208A) is pleased to participate
on the 30th Anniversary of Art Miami 2019 presenting
works by Oswaldo Vigas, among with other artists!
Sign up and request the invitation to the Fair!

Born August 4, 1926 in Valencia, state of Carabobo, his father was a physician and his mother a direct descendant of Arturo Michelena’s. As a child, living in Puerto Cabello and Valencia, he carries out his first works, which he sends to a salon for illustrators of poems at the Valencia Athenaeum, receiving his first award in 1942. The same Athenaeum presents his introductory exhibition in 1943. In 1945 he registers in the medical school at the Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida.
In 1949 he moves to Caracas to finish medical school. He becomes a frequent visitor of the Free Art Workshop and begins to actively participate in the artistic movement of the time. In 1952 he is granted the Arturo Michelena award from the Valencia Athenaeum and the National Prize of the Arts, along with a scholarship which allows him to settle down in Paris. Back in Venezuela in 1957, he returns to Paris in 1959 as cultural attaché of the Venezuelan Embassy.
In 1962 he participates in the Venice Biennial in representation of his country. Among his most significant exhibitions:
Valencia Athenaeum, state of Carabobo, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1952, 1957; MBA, 1952, 1981-82; Mendoza Foundation Exhibition Hall, 1957, 1958, 1964, 1967, 1970; Caracas Athenaeum, 1964; Antañona Gallery (“Oswaldo Vigas’ Tapestries”), 1971; Bogotá’s Museum of Contemporary Art, 1973; Durban Gallery, 1978, Venezuelan-Euro-American Center, 1978; GAN, 1979. In 1990 a retrospective of his work from 1942 to 1990 is shown at Caracas’ MACCSI. Main awards: National Prize for the Arts, 13th Venezuelan Art Official Salon; Arturo Michelena Prize, 10th Arturo Michelena Salon, Valencia, state of Carabobo, 1952; Puebla de Bolívar Prize, 19th Venezuelan Art Official Salon, MBA, 1958; Acquisition Prize, Contemporary Latin American Art Exhibition, Inquisition Palace, Cartagena, Colombia, 1959; Arturo Michelena Prize, Valencia Athenaeum, state of Carabobo, 1962
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Oswaldo Vigas publications

Oswaldo Vigas. Geometría lírica 2016 Download
Informalista 2014 Download
Constructivista 2012 Download

Individual Exhibitions

  • 1942

    Oswaldo Vigas of Venezuela. Pan American Union, Washington, DC, United States.

  • 1958

    Blancos y negros. Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.

  • 1957

    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain.

  • 1956

    Blacn er noir. Galería La Roue, Paris, France.

  • 1952

    Retrospectiva Oswaldo Vigas: 1946-1952. Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.

  • 1942

    Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela.

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