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Monsanto, Antonio Edmundo

    Full Name: Monsanto, Antonio Edmundo

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1890

    Date Died: 1948

    Place Born: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela

    Place Died: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela

    Home Country/ies: Venezuela

    Subject Area(s): painting (visual works) and Venezuelan


    Painter, instructor, and historian of Venezuelan art. Monsanto studied at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Caracas under Emilio Mauri and Antonio Herrera Toro. He belonged to several artistic circles, developing friendships with Nicolas Ferdinandov, Emilio Boggio, and Samys Mutzner. Monsanto co-founded the group Circulo de Bellas Artes with fellow painters Leoncio Martinez and Manuel Cabre. He ended his career as a painter in 1921, devoting himself to studying art history. In 1936, Monsanto was appointed Director of the Academia de Bellas Artes, where he spent the remainder of his career teaching.


    The Dictionary of Art

    Contributors: LaNitra Michele Walker


    LaNitra Michele Walker. "Monsanto, Antonio Edmundo." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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