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Juan Melé
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1923
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death: Mar., 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Painter. Graduated from the National School of Fine Arts as a professor. Then joined the Argentine avant-1940s and exhibited with the artists of his generation ascribed to geometric abstraction. He received a scholarship from the French government, and between 1948 and 1949 studied at L'Ecole du Louvre with Sonia Delaunay and he shared aesthetic experiences with Max Bill, George Braque, Michel Seuphor, Georges Vantongerloo, Sonia Delaunay, Antoine Pevsner and other important artists of the twentieth century. Exhibits in Italy, where it relates to the group Concrete Milan, and later at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles y en la Maison de l'Amerique Latine. In 1950 he returned to Argentina, where he continued his artistic production and in 1953 his works are part of Argentine exhibition at the Second Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1974 he moved to New York, where he continues his work and exhibited at the Cayman Gallery in 1978 and at the Arch Gallery in 1983 and 1985. Since 1990 lives alternately in Buenos Aires and Paris. Among his recent exhibitions include: "Art in Latin America" Londres, 1989; "Argentina. Arte Concreto Invención 1945. Grupo Madí 1946", Rachel Adler Gallery, New York 1990 ; "Arte Concreto y Madí", Constructive Art Museum Zurich 1991; "Arte Latinoamericano. 500 aniversario", Museo de Arte Moderno de Sevilla 1991 and "Art from Argentina", presented in Oxford, Stuttgartt, Lisboa y Buenos Aires in 1994, and recently, "Abstract art from Río de la Plata. Buenos Aires and Montevideo 1933-1953", in The Americas Society, Nueva York, in 2001. He was awarded the Prize Alberto J. Trabucco, by the National Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and the Grand Prize at the National Lounge in 2005.

Cause of death: heart attack. 
 
Burial:
Cementerio de la Chacarita
Buenos Aires
Capital Federal, Argentina
 
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Originally Created by: Errete
Record added: Apr 04, 2013
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Juan Melé
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