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José Gurvich


José Gurvich

José Gurvich was born in Lithuania in 1927.
 
1932 Settles in Montevideo with his family
1942 He started to study painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, his teacher was the Uruguayan painter José Cúneo.
1943 He studied music and violin with the Russian violinist David Julber, there he met Horacio Torres.
1944 Is introduced  to the painter Joaquín Torres García Horacio’s father. His vocation for the visual arts was awakened as a result of this meeting.
1945 Gurvich joined the Taller (Workshop) Torres-García,
1954 He traveled to Europe with fellow TTG artists Manuel Aguiar and Antonio Pezzino. In Europe he met up with HoracioTorres. Together they visited museums in Spain, France, Holland, and Italy.
1955 The Ramot Menasche kibbutz invited Gurvich to paint a mural for the communal dining room. He settled in the kibbutz working as a shepherd.
1956 He returned to Europe visiting Madrid and Amsterdam .In December he returned to Montevideo.
1963 Gurvich Opened a ceramics workshop. There he teaches a group of young artists, like Celeste Núñez, Adolfo Nigro and Ernesto Drangosh among others.
1964 New trip to Europe and Israel, this time with his wife and son. They visit France and then move on to Israel where livee at the Ramot Menasche kibbutz, where Gurvich paints and works again as a shepherd.
1969 Travels to Europe and Israel with his family visiting Madrid, Barcelona, France, and Greece.
1970 Settles in New York.
1974 At 47 dies of a heart attack in New York.

José Gurvich CV

Works in public spaces

1970 Mural, Ramot Menasche Kibbutz, Israel
1963 Mural, Caja de Compensaciones de la Coop. del Frigorífico del Cerro, Montevideo
1962 Gesso relief, Edificio El Malecón, Montevideo
1961 Mural at Sarmiento Street, commissioned by the architect San Vicente, Montevideo.
1955 Mural at the  Comunal room, Kibbutz Ramot Mensache, Israel.
1952 Mural at El Temerario bar (destroyed), Montevideo.
1944 Mural at the hospital  Sant Bois  with Torres-García and the TTG students.
 

 

 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
 
2010
José Gurvich: Cancion de la pintura, Galeria Oscar Prato, Montevideo
The fantastic world of José Gurvich, Frost Art Museum, Florida
Los universos judios de José Gurvich,Museo Gurvich, Montevideo
Con Anhelo. Homenaje a Anhelo Hernandez, Museo Gurvich, Montevideo
Naturalezas Muertas de Jose Gurvich, Museo Gurvich, Montevideo
 
2005
José Gurvich Constructive Imagination, Americas Society, New York
 
2003
José Gurvich, Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile
José Gurvich Murales, Esculturas y Objetos, Municipal Exhibits Center, Montevideo
José Gurvich, Torres-García Museum, Montevideo
 
2000
José Gurvich,Sala Dalmau, Barcelona – Galeria Guillermo de Osma, Madrid.
José Gurvich, Cecilia de Torre Art Gallery, New York
A Song to Life - José Gurvich: Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California
Memorial de America Latina, São Paulo, Brazil
Museo J.L. Cuevas, México D.F.
José Gurvich, Galería Palatina, Buenos Aires
 
1999
José Gurvich – Dibujos: Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires
Fundación Buquebus, Montevideo, Uruguay
 
1997
 Museo de Bellas Artes, Montevideo
 
1995
José Gurvich, Un canto a la vida, Galería de la Matriz, Punta del Este, Uruguay
 
1994
José Gurvich - Homage, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York
 
1987
Galería Sur, Punta del Este, Uruguay
 
1985
José Gurvich Homage Retrospective, Haifa University, Israel
 
1972
Lerner-Misrachi Gallery, New York
 
1970
Negev en Bersheva Museum, Israel
Couturier Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut
 
1967
Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes, Montevideo
 
1960
Galería Americana, Montevideo
 
1959
Amigos del Arte, Montevideo
 
1958
Galería Arte Bella, Montevideo
 
1956-70
Katz-Idan Gallery, Tel-Aviv
 
1955
Galeria San Marco, Rome
Selected group exhibitions
 
 
2012
El Taller Torres-García, Sala Dalmau, Barcelona.
 
2009
North Looks South: Building a Latin American Art Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
Constructivism in Relief: Taller Torres García, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
 
2008
Forma, Linea, Gesto, Escritura: Aspectos del dibujo en America del Sur, MuVIM, Valencia, Spain
 
2007
Murales TTG, Museo Gurvich, Montevideo
 
2006
Line-Plane-Volume/Sculpture: 1940-2006, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York
 
2005
Works On & Of Paper, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York
 
2002
Modernism in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
 
2001
The School of the South: Taller Torres-Garcia, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas
Entremundos: Jewish Artists of Latin America, Singer Gallery, Mizel Center, Denver
 
2000
Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Space, El Museo del Barrio, New York
 
1999
Claves del Arte Latinoamericano, Colección Constantini, La Caixa Foundation, Madrid
Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Space, Katonah Museum, New York
 
1998
El Taller Torres-García, Sala Dalmau, Barcelona.
First Bienal del Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brazil
 
1997
La Escuela del Sur, Museo Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Torres-García y 10 Artistas del Taller, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
1996
El espiritu de la Pintura Latinaoamericana, Associated American Artists, New York
The Still Life, Cecilia de Torres Art Gallery, New York
Le Cercle de Torres-García, Zabriskie Gallery, Paris
Constructive Universalism-School of the South, Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.
Museo del Banco Central, San José, Costa Rica
Taller Torres-García, Praxis Gallery, New York
 
1995
65 Years of Constructivist Wood, Cecilia de Torres Art Gallery, New York
 
1994
Torres-García y la Escuela del Sur, Quinta Galeria, Bogotá, Colombia
 
1991-93
El Taller Torres-García: The School of the South, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery,
Austin,Texas; Museo de Monterrey & Museo Rufino, Tamayo, Mexico; The Bronx Museum, New York
 
1991
Chagall to Kitaj, Jewish experience in 20th Century Art, Barbican Gallery, London
 
1989
Arte Contemporáneo Uruguayo, Tetriakov Gallery, Moscow
Arte del Uruguay nel Novecento, Instituto Italo-Latinoamericano, Roma
 
1978
Galería Fauna, Madrid
 
1973
Temple Israel, Great Neck, New York
 
1972
Fería de la opinion latinoamericana, San Clemente Church, New York
 
1971
Selected Works from Latin America, Stamford Museum, Connecticut
 
1967
One Hundred Years of Uruguayan Paintings, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
 
1960
Art and Space, University of Chile, Santiago
 
1956
Jonges Schilder uit Uruguay, Stedelljk Musuem, Amsterdam
 
1949-43
TTG exhibitions in Uruguay, Argentina, France, Italy, United States

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