Juan Alberto Molenberg
(Buenos Aires, 1921)
Concrete Art in Argentina
Juan Alberto Molenberg
Born in Buenos Aires in 1921, Juan Alberto Molenberg studied at the Schools of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano and Prilidiano Pueyrredon, graduating as a Drawing Professor.
He was a charter member of the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención. He participated in the exhibitions the group had in 1946 - at the Salón Peuser in March; at the Centre of Graduated Professors of Secondary Teaching in September; at the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos (SAAP) in October; and at the Ateneo Popular de La Boca in the same month.
In the early 50s he collaborated in Contemporánea magazine.
He worked as a sketcher and designer of advertisements, labels and logotypes, specialized in packaging, and collaborated in Art Departments of commercial companies.
In Buenos Aires, he took part in the Homenaje a la vanguardia argentina de la década del ’40 (ATribute to the Argentine Avant-garde of the 40s) exhibition, hosted by Galería Arte Nuevo (1976); 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 (1980).
He lives in Buenos Aires.