Arturo Pacheco Altamirano is one of Chile’s most recognised painters of the 20th century. The title of this painting translates to “Posing for the photographer”. His work is bright with clean colours and simple landscapes featuring humble people. He had a pension for painting ports and marinas and his bright boats and colourful buildings are instantly recognisable as his. Arturo’s father was a naval engineer – which might explain his love of ports – yet he was encouraged to study architecture. He did not finish his studies, quitting after 2 years to devote himself to painting. He travelled and exhibited in South and North America and he eventually ended up in Paris as the cultural attaché in the Chilean Embassy ♥
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