de la María, Alfredo
Alfredo De la María was born in Uruguay in 1945. De la María studied art and architecture at the Bellas Artes School, in Montevideo. At the age of 18 he served as an illustrator of politics and sporting events for a leading newspaper in Montevideo. In 1961 he conducted his first exhibit of equestrian paintings in Punta del Este City.
His studies about Polo are legendary in Uruguay. In 1966, De la María left for Europe where he settled in Paris for the next three years. Returning to Montevideo for a short time, he travelled to Argentina to take a position with an important publishing company in the city of Buenos Aires. There he created illustrations for the covers of the many major magazines. When looking at his artwork it is apparent that these are the works of a very talented painter combining a fine use of oils and an impressionist paintbrush.
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