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Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla (Lam Wilfredo)

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Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1982 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Cuban
Categories: Painters

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1902 - Born on the 2nd of December in Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara Province.

1923 - He went to Madrid in order to further his art studies.

1929-1931 - He married Eva Piriz but both she and their young son died.

         - He was in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, during which he sided with the Republic.

1937 - He went to Paris and became close friends with Pablo Picasso.

1940 - He left Paris and went to Marseille.

1941-1946 - He returned to Cuba and stayed.

         - He married Helena Holzer. He then lived in various places including Paris, New York and Havana.

1950 - They were divorced.

1960 - He married Lou Laurin with whom he had three children.

1982 - Died on the 11th of September in Paris.


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