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Freire, María

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DATE OF BIRTH : 1917-11-07

PLACE OF BIRTH :  Montevideo, Uruguay 

Painter and sculptor born in Montevideo (Uruguay) on November 7, 1917.

She studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes with the painter José Cúneo and the sculptor Severino Pose, and at the Universidad del Trabajo with the sculptor Antonio Pose (1938-1942).

She teaches drawing in Secondary Education and History and Artistic Culture in Architecture Preparatory Schools.

She obtained the Gallinal Scholarship of Secondary Education consisting of a travel grant for two years abroad (1957) and in usufruct of the same one she attended the painting courses of the Municipal Museum of Amsterdam (Holland) and those of Modern Art and Prehistory dictated in the Louvre Museum (Paris, France) by Professors Bernard Dorival and André Varagnac respectively.

She traveled again in 1966.  Co-founder of the Grupo de Arte No Figurativo in 1952, and since 1963 she has been an art critic for the newspaper Acción.

She died in Montevideo (Uruguay) on June 19, 2015 at the age of 98.

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