Manuel Rendon Seminario
Manuel Rendon Seminario (Also known by Manuel Rendon) was a master Latin American painter credited with bringing the Constructivist Movement to Ecuador and Latin America together with Joaquin Torres Garcia who brought the Constructivist Movement to his home country of Uruguay. The Constructivist Movement was started in Russia by Vladimir Tatlin around 1913.
Early in his career, Rendon lived the Boehemian life of a Parisian artist struggling to earn money. Rendon would sell small works made out of copper in order to make money to paint. In 1937, Rendon exhibited in Guayaquil, Ecuador and in Quito in 1939. These exhibits had an enormous impact on the great masters living in these cities at the time. The works were modern and abstract in nature. Rendon preached, "the paper of the painter is to organize the possibilities that are offered to him." The work of Manuel Rendon is vast and has greatly influenced generations of master artists throughout Latin America and Europe, such as Antoni Tapies, Antonio Saura, Enrique Tabara, Estuardo Maldonado, Carlos Catasse, Felix Arauz, Anibal Villacis, Oswaldo Viteri and Theo Constante, to name a few.
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