Quirós, Cesáreo Bernaldo de (1881–1968)

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Quirós, Cesáreo Bernaldo de (1881–1968)

Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós (b. 29 May 1881; d. 29 May 1968), Argentine painter. Quirós was born in Gualeguay, Entre Ríos Province, and began to paint while very young. In 1899 he received the Prix de Rome, and the following year he won a scholarship and traveled to Italy. In 1901 he won a prize at the Venice Biennale. He also traveled in Spain, Italy, and Sardinia. In 1906 he returned to Argentina, where he had his first one-man show at the Salon Costa. The Modern Art Museum in Barcelona bought one of his paintings. He won the grand prize and the gold medal at the international art exhibition held in Buenos Aires in 1910. That year he returned to Europe, where he lived until 1915. Back in Argentina, he lived in his native province until 1927, working on a series of paintings dealing with gaucho life, which were later exhibited in Europe and North America. Quirós was a professor at the National Academy of Decorative Arts and chairman of the National Academy of Fine Arts. In 1963 he made an endowment of his works to the National Museum. In 1981 the Museo Pedro Martínez, in Paraná, Entre Ríos, inaugurated a hall in his honor, and in 1991 the Salas Nacionales de Exposiciones in Buenos Aires exhibited more than 150 of his paintings.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Vicente Gesualdo, Aldo Biglione, and Rodolfo Santos, Diccionario de artistas plásticos en la Argentina (1988).

Additional Bibliography

Funes, Ofelia A., Pablo Rolando Marianetti, and Marta Gómez de Rodríguez Britos. Arte argentino del siglo XX. Buenos Aires: Telefónica: Fundación para la Investigación del Arte Argentino, 1999.

Gutiérrez Viñuales, Rodrigo. La pintura argentina: Identidad nacional e hispanismo (1900–1930). Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2003.

San Martín, María Laura. Breve historia de la pintura argentina contemporánea. Buenos Aires: Editorial Claridad, 1993.

                               Amalia Cortina Aravena