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CATALOGUE OF LEO MATIZID91302023

CATALOGUE OF LEO MATIZ

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Spanish edition.

The Colombian photographer Leo Matiz (1917-1998) is a legendary figure in the photography of the 20th century. Caricaturist, painter, gallery owner, actor, editor and publicist, these pursuits synthesize the multiplicity of activities to which Matiz devoted his dizzying career in journalism and the arts. He was born in Aracataca, the mythical Macondo of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. During the 1940s and 50s he played a leading role, together with Gabriel Figueroa and Manual Alvarez Bravo, in one of the most fruitful and creative periods of photography and film in Mexico, and obtained the Mexican press award for the best photo-reporter. Life magazine, Selections from Reader's Digest, Asi, Norte, Look, Harper's and the UNO all included him in their teams of special envoys. In 1995 the French government bestowed on him the Order of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

In the intimate album of his art, the celebrities, portraits of Frida Kahlo, Marc Chagall, Luis Bunuel, Pablo Neruda, and so on, and of the indigenous country folk and anonymous peoples of deep Latin America compose a suggestive gallery of faces that assert themselves today like powerful flashes that shine through the fragile veil of our memory.

[22 x 27 cm., illustrations, b&w]

Spanish edition.

The Colombian photographer Leo Matiz (1917-1998) is a legendary figure in the photography of the 20th century. Caricaturist, painter, gallery owner, actor, editor and publicist, these pursuits synthesize the multiplicity of activities to which Matiz devoted his dizzying career in journalism and the arts. He was born in Aracataca, the mythical Macondo of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. During the 1940s and 50s he played a leading role, together with Gabriel Figueroa and Manual Alvarez Bravo, in one of the most fruitful and creative periods of photography and film in Mexico, and obtained the Mexican press award for the best photo-reporter. Life magazine, Selections from Reader's Digest, Asi, Norte, Look, Harper's and the UNO all included him in their teams of special envoys. In 1995 the French government bestowed on him the Order of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

In the intimate album of his art, the celebrities, portraits of Frida Kahlo, Marc Chagall, Luis Bunuel, Pablo Neruda, and so on, and of the indigenous country folk and anonymous peoples of deep Latin America compose a suggestive gallery of faces that assert themselves today like powerful flashes that shine through the fragile veil of our memory.

[22 x 27 cm., illustrations, b&w]