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Osvaldo Romberg

Osvaldo Romberg (b. 1938) is an Argentinian artist, curator, and professor who has lived and worked in Philadelphia, New York, and Isla Grande, Brazil.

Romberg was born in Buenos Aires. His parents were immigrant Russian Jews. He studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires between 1956 and 1962. He subsequently taught art at the Universities of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Puerto Rico and Tucuman until 1973, when he emigrated to Israel, teaching at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design for 20 years. In 1993, he began teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His paintings, books, installations, films, and architectural watercolors have been exhibited internationally.Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany, Osvaldo Romberg: On Scale. Translated by Robbi Brockhaus, David Galloway, Gunter Reichwein, and Jack Ox. Exhibition catalogue, 1992: 108. He is currently Senior Curator at Slought Foundation.

In 1973, Romberg began a didactic investigation of color classification by annotating marks of color, arranged them in grids on paper or canvas. He later extended this practice to the deconstruction of color in the art historical canon.Pleynet, Marcelin. Osvaldo Romberg et lenseignement des couleurs. Editions Modernes dArt: Paris, 1979: 64.

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