Topic: Liberato Spisso
Saving Liberato Spisso,born Buenos Aires,Argentina. 14 March 1903.This article contributed by Julian Rodriguez.
It's a bit over 100 years since Liberato was born.
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Liberato Spisso was a great Argentinean artist who devoted his life to sculpturing, painting and engraving
Self tought painter,esculpturs and engraver begun his work as a drawring
artist to an important newspaper editorel.In turn becoming an engraver to
the firm till he later retiered from this job and dedicated himself in full
to his art work.
1943 was the year he recieev his first reward from the Municipal Bank for his
work "Apuntes de Carnival" and two prices for best engravings.
Fierst Price Medalla de oro for his drawring from the III SAlon of San
Fernando (city near Buenos Aires).
Firt price for engravings fromm I salon of autom of the city La Pampa.(1944)
Second Price for an engraving from medalla de Plaat IV SAlon of San
The list of prices goes on.
His first individual exposition was in the GalleryMuller in 1945.Engravings
of portarits of Argentinaina painters of his days.
The world famouss antaplouist,Docter Larocque Tinker ( see more informtion
below) took several of his engravings to the USA.On typical sargentina
themes to be showded in exposition and shows that Dr L.Tinker spnsered threw
out the USA.
Firts Price in 1950 for his scultur "Resignacion" Thierd Price for his
painting in the Salon Sanmartiniano with hids portrait of San MArtin.
From 1950 till 1960 he won several first prices for workds from engravoings
to paintings till his first work in fibercement woon him,the Price from
Justin Quinquela Salon,fro his work titled "David"
This article contributed by Julian Rodriquez. Copyright 2001,Buenos
Spisso Liberato, the forgotten sculptor
Spisso Liberato was a great Argentinean artist who devoted his life to sculpturing, painting and engraving. His silent death was a sorry prelude to his latter oblivion. In these days, though barely remembered by few mindful people, his urban art pieces, sculptures, paintings and engraving that once were so appreciated and recognized in show rooms and exhibitions all along the country, are a priceless cultural heritage to our country; another proof of why his name and works shouldn't be condemned to the silence of history.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1930, his family had just arrived to Argentina from their motherland seeking progress and a better life. As a young man he worked for many years drawing sketches and book covers for a prestigious publishing company of the Argentinean capital city. As time passed by he left behind this everyday job to fully dedicate to his true passion: Art.
True to his art, this outstanding craftsman worked who on sculptures, paintings and engravings was broadly rewarded with prestigious prizes and exhibitions worlwide. Some of the most relevant prizes our artist received are: First Prize Adquisicion de Grabado en el Salon Municipal de Oto?o in 1945, the Salon Nacional de Bellas Artes prize for his sculprurepor Resignacion and the third prize of Salon Sanmartiniano, for his famous portrait of one of Argentina's most relevant fathers of the land: San Martin, in 1950 and the First Prize for Graving in Rosario in 1957. His first individual exhibition took place in 1945 in the Muller Art
Gallery . His works where positively received by local artists, specialized critics and public in general. It was also at that time when his work was exhibited at many American show rooms.
His works reflect a particular view of our country, through portraits on many of the most preeminent politicians and Fathers of our nation and native landscapes. His death was a great loss to all art lovers, thus the unfairness of the disregard towards his artistic skills, his legacy were his productions spread around all Buenos Aires; they reflect what once were his dreams and illusions eternalized through his artistic creations which greatly proof his amazing talent.
Therefore we wanted to recall upon this artist through this brief though earned homage to his lifetime production.
Doctor Larocque Tinker.
The Tinker Foundation was created in 1959 by Dr. Edward Larocque Tinker. His
lifelong interest in the Iberian tradition in the Old and New Worlds
directed the Foundation's overall focus on Latin America, Spain and
Portugal. More recently the Foundation has included in its mandate the
support of projects concerning Antarctica, a region of significant interest
on an international scale.
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