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Manuel Ortiz de Zarate


Manuel Ortiz de Zarate Pinto, , was a Chilean painter.

Born Manuel Revuelta Ortiz de Zarate Pinto in Como, Italy, he was the son of Chilean composer Eleodoro Ortiz de Zarate. He was four years old when the family moved back to Chile where he went on to study painting with Pedro Lira (1845-1912) before entering the Escuela de Bellas Artes (Academy of Fine Arts) in Santiago.

Drawn to the burgeoning art scene in France, in 1904 he sailed to Marseille then made his way to Paris. There, he became part of the growing gathering of artists in the Montparnasse Quarter, making friends with Amedeo Modigliani and some of the other future greats of the art world. In the 1915 photograph seen here, left to right, is: Manuel Ortiz de Zarate, Henri-Pierre Roche (in uniform), Marie Vassilieff, Max Jacob and Pablo Picasso.

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