Sinclair, Alfredo (1914–)

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Sinclair, Alfredo (1914–)

Alfredo Sinclair (b. 8 December 1914), Panamanian painter. After working as a neon sign technician, Sinclair studied under Humberto Ivaldi in Panama and then at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes E. de la Cá rcova in Buenos Aires until 1950. Upon his return to Panama, he became an art professor at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas and later at the National University.

Initially a figurative painter, in the 1950s Sinclair was influenced by abstract expressionism, which led to the development of a personal style dominated by color and light. His paintings fluctuate from a semi-abstraction with references to the real world, as exemplified by his numerous collages and cityscapes like La Ciudad (1962), to a complete lyrical abstraction, as in his series Movimientos de un río (1981). In 1985, he participated in the prestigious "Arte Hispanoamericano de Hoy" exhibition in Miami's Galería de Armas. His daughter, Olga Sinclair, is also a famous artist.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Gilbert Chase, Contemporary Art in Latin America (1970).

P. Correa, "Sinclair o los mundos olvidados," in Estrella de Panamá (6 March 1975).

Mónica Kupfer, "Los cincuenta años de pintura de Alfredo Sinclair," in Sinclair: El camino de un maestro (1991).

Additional Bibliography

Sinclair, Alfredo. Alfredo Sinclair: El camino de un maestro. Panamá: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, 1991.

                                          Monica E. Kupfer

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