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Carlos Uriarte was born on January 9, 1910, in Rosario.

He began his training at the academy of Fernando Gaspary, a French painter who taught him drawing and painting.

In his first paintings at age 19, he exalts the landscape of urban streets and the port and studies the figure and still life, and makes his first individual show.


Then he enters the rural landscape and around 1946 his oil paintings indicate figures in large spaces, fishermen with their nets and horses in spaces of land, river and sky with clouds, metaphysical accent.

In 1950 he founded the Litoral Group, together with Juan Grela, Hugo Ottmann and Leónidas Gambartes, among others.

The group managed to become known in the national environment. Each member had their own aesthetic, from figuration to abstraction, but they founded a tradition of modernity in regional terms.

At that time, Uriarte's work moved away from naturalistic interpretation and leaned towards non-figurative proposals, with the use of pure colors.

However, its definitive aesthetic language emerged in the late 1950s.

Without ever abandoning the real referent, he adopted for his works both tonal oppositions and net dyes and stripped of emotional evocations.

Since his painting, Uriarte has made the landscape of Lima and his men a counterpoint of shapes and colors.

The artist was also a professor of drawing and painting at the Teaching Staff of the Normal School No. 2 of Teachers of Rosario, and at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UNL. 

Also in 1964, he served as a selection jury at the XXXII Venice Biennale.

Since 1930 he presented himself to various official halls, exhibiting his works in Rosario, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata and Córdoba.

In addition, he was invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale of 1956.

He received, among other awards, the Bronze Medal, Universal Exhibition of Brussels 1958, and the Palanza Prize, FNA 1965.

His works are in collections in Argentina, the United States, Japan, Belgium, France, Italy and Australia.

He died in Rosario, in 1995.