Anita Payró

Anita Payró (Argentina, 1897 - 1980). She lived and studied in Europe until she was 28.  She studied Visual Arts in the renowned School Bischoffsheim, in Brussels, where she also studied Literature and Poetic Expression.  When she came back to Argentina, she was a teacher for different art subjects in the Escuela Fernando Fader, later she was called to assume a Professorship in Art Composition in the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano.

In parallel to her teaching activity in Escuela Fernando Fader, she began to develop her painting strand, which can be traced in unique geometric designs that she made in leather and fabric bindings and in many drawings and sketches. Her inspiration was settled in the thoughts of renowned authors such as Rimbaud or Goethe to whom she felt tied in spirituality and in the stylized observation of the landscape.

She had solo exhibitions in Galería Bonino, Buenos Aires (1951-1963-1967), in Amigos del Arte, Rosario, Argentina (1954), Galería Van Riel, Buenos Aires (1955 and from that year with on and off exhibitions up to 1975), Centro Nacional de las Artes, Ottawa, Canadá (1974), Galería Lorenzutti (1978-1979).

She participated in collective shows ¨Cincuenta años de arte argentino¨, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (1952), Argentinean Painting and Sculpture Exhibition organized by Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de la Nación in Santiago de Chile, Perú and Ecuador (1953), Bienal de Venecia (1956), Panorama de la pintura argentina, Fundación Lorenzutti, Buenos Aires (1967), Premio Fondo Nacional de las Artes ¨Doctor Auguso Palanza, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1977).

Her work is represented in collections of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori (Buenos Aires), ten provincial museums, Escuela Republicana Argentina, in Toronto, Canadá, Argentinean Embassies around the world and private collections in Argentina, América and Europe.