ANTONIO SEGUI

Argentina

Antonio Seguí, today known as a master painter and printmaker,is one of the most internationally renowned Argentinian artists.

Antonio Segui had to be convinced by Ernesto Farina to abandon his career in law for one in the arts.
Influenced by Fernand Léger <https://www.artsy.net/artist/fernand-leger> and Diego Rivera <https://www.artsy.net/artist/diego-rivera>, Seguí began to use his artwork as social criticism and satire. He became best known for his images of cities and their inhabitants, rendered in a flat style. Seguí’s paintings often feature a recurring character—an urban passerby in an overcoat and hat—meant to represent the anonymous everyman, though many have suggested it may be a loose self-portrait. His compositions are sometimes layered with many overlapping figures and buildings, such that patterns emerge from the compositional chaos.

Seguí’s work is collected and exhibited worldwide in places such as the MoMA, New York; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.; Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria; Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico. The Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris organized a retrospective of his works on paper in 2005.

Argentine, b. 1934, Cordoba, Argentina, based in Argentina and Paris

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