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POLEO, Hector (1918 - 1989), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
POLEO, Hector (1918 - 1989), Painter

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Venezuelan, 20th century, male.

Born 20 July 1918, in Caracas; died 1989.


Poleo spent many years of study at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Caracas, then received a grant to do an apprenticeship in art in Mexico. He received a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in 1947, and a travel grant to go to Europe in 1948. He was influenced by Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros, as

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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