Carlos Mauricio Valenti Perrillat

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Carlos Valenti 1912

Carlos Mauricio Valenti Perrillat (born November 15, 1888 in Paris , † October 29, 1912 ibid) was a painter of French origin who grew up mainly in Guatemala . He is considered a pioneer of modern Guatemalan art.


Valenti's father Carlos Valenti Sorié was Italian. Carlos Mauricio was the third child from the marriage with the French Helena Perrillat . The year he was born, his father went to Guatemala, and three years later his mother moved with the children. The famous works of the artist suffering from diabetes were created from 1908. In 1910 he joined forces with other artists, including Carlos Wyld Ospina , Rafael Rodríguez Padilla , Rafael Arévalo Martínez , Rafael Yela Günther , the De la Riva siblings and Carlos Mérida . In the same year he went to Paris with Mérida, where they met Pablo Picasso . On his recommendation, both enrolled at the Académie Vitti , where van Dongens taught. After months of enthusiastic work, Valenti began to lose his eyesight due to illness, whereupon he was prescribed absolute physical restraint by the doctor. In connection with this he had to give up painting. In October 1912, Valenti shot himself at the age of 23. A part of his work and a sketch are in the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno "Carlos Mérida" in Guatemala City .

Web links

Commons : Carlos Valenti  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Carlos Mauricio Valenti Perrillat (Spanish), website of the Literatura Guatemalteca
  2. Carlos Mauricio Valenti Perrillat ( Memento of the original from June 22, 2004 in the web archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Spanish), Latin Art Museum.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /