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Rubem Valentim

Born in 1922, São Paulo, Brazil

Died in 1991

Overview

Ruben Valentim was a self-taught Brazilian artist, who primarily worked with painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Born in 1922, Valentim began making art in the late 1940s, earnestly trying to develop a specific visual language which could speak to Brazil’s complex cultural heritage. The Concrete and Neo-Concrete movements in Brazil were flourishing in this era. However, Valentim felt a need to cultivate an artistic vernacular in order to meditate on the intricacies of the national identity as ...Read more