Salvador Corratgé (1928- 2014) was born in Havana. Geometric abstraction was the focus of his abstract work; however, in 1953 he showed alongside the members of Los Once, a militant group of young artists who were more interested in Tachism and Abstract Expressionism. Later in the decade, Corratge became one of the members of the relevant group 10 Pintores Concretos (1958-1961) and kept up his investigation of those creative lines toward the end of his life. After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, from 1963 to 1967, he became the Cultural Attaché in the Czech Republic, where he had his first solo exhibition. In 1995 he received the Cultural National Award for the State Council, the highest cultural distinction given to an artist in Cuba, and in 2014 he was among the finalists to receive the Visual Arts National Award. Even though Corratgé was primarily a painter he was also interested in drawing, ceramics, photography, graphic design, gold and silver work, as well as serigraphy. In 1995 he also was a docent at Oviedo University in Asturias, Spain, where he taught practical courses on pictorial and serigraphic techniques. During the last ten years, Corratgé’s painting came to the frontline of the art world, after the international attention received by the Post War World II Latin American Abstraction movement. By the time of the 2011 exhibition organized by the Juan March Foundation in Madrid, America Fria: Latin American Geometric Abstraction, 1934-1973, he had come to be considered one of the most radical and coherent Cuban artists working in that genre. The passing of Salvador Corratgé on November 20, 2014 in Miami is a relevant loss for the Cuban and Latin American artistic community.
There are no exhibitions for Salvador Corratgé at the moment.
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