1874 - 1949
Joaquín Torres García (28 July 1874 – 8 August 1949), was a Uruguayan plastic artist and art theorist, also known as the founder of Constructive Universalism. Lived and worked many years in Catalonia. His beginnings were marked by the “noucentista” movement, for which he was one of the most important promoters. In 1926 he moved to Paris and created with Michel Seuphor the “Cercle et Carré” group. He returned to Montevideo in 1934 where he founded the “Asociación de Arte Constructivo”.