Domínguez, Lorenzo

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Domínguez, Lorenzo Gender: M
Lorenzo Domínguez Villar
born on 15 May 1901 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Santiago, Chile, 33s27, 70w40
Timezone LST m70w40 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°05' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 20°37'


Chilean sculptor and draughtsman whose art is a deliberate and personal synthesis of pre-Columbian and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) aesthetics with a European artistic formation. Lorenzo Domínguez completed 252 sculptures that have been photographed and described in a 1998 General Catalog. Although he worked in a great variety of materials, his preferred sculpting media was stone, mainly because he conceived sculpting as a struggle between the artist and the material resisting him.

He spent his childhood and adolescence in Santiago, but as a child he stayed for a whole year at a boarding school in Málaga, in southern Spain. During his youth he spent ten years in Madrid, Spain, where he began to sculpt. At thirty, he returned to Santiago de Chile. There, he continued sculpting and began teaching sculpture at the university. During the Spanish Civil War he went to Barcelona for a few months. He then spent a year in Paris, frequenting some famous sculpture workshops. At forty, he moved to Argentina, where he lived for almost twenty years in the cities of Mendoza and Tucumán, teaching at the university and creating sculptures, embossed metal plates and drawings. In January 1960, he travelled to Easter Island or Rapa Nui, where he spent thirteen months studying the Island's artistic treasures and creating drawings and sculptures of his own. He returned to Argentina in February 1961.

On 21 March 1963 he died in Mendoza at the age of sixty-one.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate: "a las once de la mañana" (at eleven in the morning).


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor and draughtsman)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Art)