(1902–1988), twentieth-century Argentine painter. Raquel Forner began her formal artistic training at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, where she became a professor of drawing in 1922. She also spent time in Europe, especially in Paris and Spain. Forner worked through a variety of representational strategies. From her early work incorporating Paul Cézanne's modernist pictorial simplification of objects, she moved on to the interlocking planes of color and the provocative strategies of surrealism in the 1940s and to the multiple and varied engagements with abstraction and figuration through the 1980s. She exhibited widely in Latin America, Europe, and North America, earning both national and international awards. In Argentina she won a first prize in the 1942 Salón Nacional de Bellas Artes.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History in Oxford Reference.