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LAM Wifredo
(1902-1982)
"With all my energy I sought to paint the drama of my country,
but most of all to lend expression to the spirit of
Negro man, the beauty of Negro plastic art"
Wifredo LAM, a few dates

1902 born on December 8th 1902 in the Sagua La Grande village near Cuba
1918 studies until 1923 at the Art school in La Havane
1923 setlles in Madrid
1938 meets Pablo Picasso and his friends: Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Paul Eluard, Georges Braque…
1941 takes refuge in Martinique with André Breton then in CUba
1954 meets the poets Gherasim Luca and ALain Jouffroy
goes to Italy, in Albissola and participates with Asger Jorn and others an international meeting of sculpture and ceramics
1960 works on his first prints
1964 receives prices, as the Guggenheim International Award
1982 died in Paris