Roberto Matta trained as an architect in Santiago and in Paris under Le Corbusier in 1934-5. He turned to painting
He was taken into the surrealist group by its leader, Andre Breton, in 1937.
With the outbreak of the 2nd World War in 1939, he was in New York with Breton,
Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst,
Andre Masson and others.
Friend of Marcel Duchamp.
In 1948 he was expelled from the surrealists but was reconciled with Breton in 1959.
Was a Freudian.
There is a huge mural of his in Paris (1956, UNESCO).
- London (Tate)
- New York (M of MA)
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