José Gurvich

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URUGUAY, 1927

The Uruguayan artist José Gurvich (Lithuania, 1927-New York, 1974), is considered among the main Uruguayan artists of the 20th century and as one of the most prominent representatives of the Escuela del Sur.
He participant in the Torres García Workshop from 1944 until its dissolution in 1964.
In 2005, the Gurvich Museum was inaugurated in Montevideo on the basis of the artist’s family heritage, prior to the establishment of the José Gurvich Foundation, through the unique efforts of his wife, Julia Añorga, and his son, Martín.
From 1969 he returned to travel to Israel ending his journey in New York, where he died.