Roberto Matta Echaurren (1911-2002), known as Matta, was described by Robert Motherwell as "the most energetic, enthusiastic, poetic, charming, brilliant young artist." At the request of reader Peter, today's post features Matta, who was born 97 years ago last Tuesday and died five years ago next Sunday.
1. Matta was always artistically expressive. As a young boy, he built his own theater, with a curtain and a backdrop, and would persuade his many cousins to perform. In college, he... READ ON