Tsuchiya, Tilsa (1932–1984)

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Tsuchiya, Tilsa (1932–1984)

Tilsa Tsuchiya (b. 1932; d. 23 September 1984), Peruvian painter. Tsuchiya, a native of Supe, created in her paintings a personal mythology inspired in part by her country's Chavín, Nazca, and Inca cultures. She studied at the National School of the Fine Arts in Lima (1954–1959) and at the workshops of Fernando de Szyszlo, Carlos Quisquez Asin, Manuel Zapata Orihuela, and Ricardo Grau. From 1960 to 1964 she studied painting and engraving at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Her artistic training in Peru and France exposed her to diverse styles of painting: muralism, indigenism, abstract expressionism, and surrealism. She represented Peru at the XV Bienal de São Paulo (1979). Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Latin America, and the United States. She died in Lima.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Holliday T. Day and Hollister Sturges, Art of the Fantastic (1987), Dawn Ades, Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820–1980 (1989).

Oriana Baddeley and Valerie Fraser, Drawing the Line: Art and Cultural Identity in Contemporary Latin America (1989).

Additional Bibliography

Moll, Eduardo. Tilsa Tsuchiya, 1929–1984. Lima: Editorial Navarrete, 1991.

Villacorta, Jorge, and Jorge Eduardo Wuffarden. Tilsa. Lima: Museo de Arte de Lima, 2000.

                                   Miriam Basilio