Patricio Moreno Toro born (1943- )

Patricio Moreno Toro born (1943- ) Chilean  Titled "3:30 P.M. Lake Merritt," dated 1993,  oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated verso,  Measures 27"h x 40"w. inches  Farhat Art Museum Collection

Patricio Moreno Toro born (1943- ) Chilean
Titled “3:30 P.M. Lake Merritt,” dated 1993,
oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated verso,
Measures 27″h x 40″w. inches
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Patricio Moreno Toro

Patricio Moreno Toro was born in 1943 in Santiago, Chile. As a young teenager competing with artists twice his age, he received the first prize in painting from the Museo National de Bellas Artes (MNBS) in Santiago. He became the protégé of Nemesio Antunez, Director of MNBS, Antunez also founded in 1953 the internationally renown Taller 99 – printmaking workshop. Patricio Moreno Toro arrived in Europe in 1966, in Italy he founded The Begging School of Rome, worked in Spaghetti Westerns and worked for Roberto Rossellini. In Paris he became studio assistant to Roberto Matta, In Sweden his work was widely collected and sought after by museums and private collectors. He lived and worked in Europe and in Africa (Israel and South Africa), until he arrived in the United States. Toro was given a wone way ticket and escorted from Cape Town South Africa for his participation in anti apartheid activities. He arrived in Los Angeles, California in 1978 to mount his exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry. Although Toro is recognized for his huge canvasses, his smaller works are powerful character studies that are deeply emotional and precariously balanced investigations of life. He now lives and works in Oakland, California and maintains studios in Concon and Santiago Chile. Patricio Moreno Toro is known as a world class artist, chef, raconteur, and a big liar.

Please visit:
www.patriciomorenotoro.cl
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25DErgHyCJw#t=24

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