Antonio Caraduje
(Spain, 1921)
Concrete Art in Argentina
Antonio Caraduje
Born in Spain in 1921, he arrived in Argentina in 1924 and became a naturalized citizen in 1957.
He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon, where Collivadino, Berni, Spilimbergo, Victorica, and Pettoruti were his teachers.
He subscribed the Manifiesto Invencionista and took part in the exhibition of the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención at the Salón Peuser in March 1946; at the Centre of Graduated Professors of Secondary Teaching in September; at the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos (SAAP), and at the Ateneo Popular de La Boca, both in October.
tex After that, he dedicated to art-work restoration and teaching in national and private institutions.
In 1976 he took part in the Homenaje a la vanguardia argentina de la década del ’40 (A Tribute to the Argentine Avant-garde of the 40s) exhibition, hosted by Galería Arte Nuevo and, in 1980, in Vanguardias de la década del ’40. Arte Concreto-Invención. Arte Madí. Perceptismo (Vanguards of the Decade of the '40, Arte Concreto-Invención 1945, Madí Art, Perceptismo), at the Museo Eduardo Sivori, Buenos Aires. In 1994 he exhibited Concrete works at the Roberto Martin Gallery. From 2000 onwards, his art assumed a more symbolic temperament.
He lives in the city of Tres Arroyos, Province of Buenos Aires.