Oil painting -> List of Painters -> Roberto Matta

Early Days:

   Roberto Matta Born in Santiago, he initially studied architecture at the Pontifical Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, but became disillusioned with this occupation and left for Paris in 1933. His travels led him to meet artists such as Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, and Le Corbusier. Roberto Matta was of Basque, Spanish and French origin.

Roberto Matta


Personal Details


Roberto Antonio Sebastián Matta Echaurren

Place of Birth


Date of Birth

November 11, 1911

Date of Death

November 23, 2002 (aged 91)






   It was Breton who provided the major spur to the Chilean's direction in art, encouraging his work and introducing him to the leading members of the Paris Surrealist movement. Matta produced illustrations and articles for Surrealist journals such as Minotaur. During this period he was introduced to the work of many prominent contemporary European artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp.

   Works Of Roberto Matta:

Work done by Roberto Matta

Work done by Roberto Matta