Julio Alpuy



b. 1919, Cerro Chato, Uruguay - d. 2009, New York City

Growing up in the Uruguayan countryside with little exposure to art, Alpuy first began drawing at the age of twenty.  Within a year, the young artist met Joaquín Torres-García.  Inspired by the master's theories of universal constructivism, Alpuy joined the Taller Torres- García, and is today recognized as one of the Taller's most important members. 

In 1944, Alpuy contributed two murals as part of the Taller's project to decorate the St. Bois hospital in Uruguay; he would continue to create murals throughout his career.  Encouraged by Torres-García, Alpuy and other Taller members travelled to the Andean region of South America in 1945; this experience, along with other periods of travel during the 1950s in South America, Europe, and the Middle East profoundly affected the themes and structural composition of his art. 

In 1961, Alpuy emigrated to New York, where he remained for the duration of his life.  Alpuy's art has been featured in numerous exhibitions about the Taller Torres-García, as well as in several international one-person exhibitions.  His works are included in major international collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York; The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, New York; and Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay.

 


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1960s - 2003 Works of Wood and Drawings
Julio Alpuy
1960s - 2003 Works of Wood and Drawings

Abundantly illustrated, this catalogue features Alpuy’s wood pieces and contains the most extensive recounting of his life and artistic work

Essay by José Roca; Chronology by Cecilia de Torres In English with Spanish translations; 75 color and black and white photographs and illustrations, 140 pages

$ 20.00 + postage

Cuarderno de acuarelas 1940-1960
Julio Alpuy
Cuarderno de acuarelas 1940-1960

This catalogue illustrates Alpuy's lively early constructivist watercolors

Essay by Wilfredo Penco in Spanish with English translation; 23 color plates, 32 pages, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.

Published by Galería Oscar Prato, Montevideo

$ 35.00 + postage

Maderas
Julio Alpuy
Maderas

Cleverly packaged, the images are suitable as decorative cards
 
28 color plates on individual leaves of heavy stock paper, 6 x 8 1/2 in.

Published by Galería Oscar Prato, Montevideo

$ 20.00 + postage

El Museo del Barrio featuring works by gallery artists El Museo del Barrio featuring works by gallery artists

We are pleased to announce El Museo del Barrio featuring works by gallery artists:

Maria Freire's sculpture Abstraction (1950) is being shown for the exhibition The Illusive Eye, on view February 3, 2016 to May 21, 2016

For more information about this exhibition, please click here.

Also on view from December 22, 2015 – December 4, 2016, in the exhibition Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, is Julio Alpuy's  El jardín del amor (1964). 

For more information about this exhibition, please click here.