Tarde de Invierno

Jose Basso
122.00 x 76.00
  • oil on canvas
  • 76cm x 122cm
  • framed

Josè Basso was born in Chile in 1949. He graduated from the University of Chile with a Fine Arts degree, later becoming a professor of art at the University of Chile. He was granted a number of prestigious scholarships through the years, including one in Paris in 1981, Amigos del Arte in 1982, Fundacion Andes in 1991 and Fondart in 2001.   Jose won the Valparaiso International Biennial Exhibition Prize for Painting.


He has represented his country in numerous international exhibitions and his works are included in the collection of Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, as well as the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile.  Basso has also been honoured with a commission from Queen Sophia of Spain to create two paintings for the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid.


  Jean Kennedy Smith, American diplomat, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, and sister of John F Kennedy, is amongst one of Basso’s more prominent admirers. In 2007 he was commissioned to paint an important mural for the Office of Export Administration in Washington, D.C.  And in 2011 he was honoured with a retrospective of his work in Santiago's National Museum of Fine Arts. Basso’s work is included in several prestigious corporate, public and private collections worldwide. Jose’s work is highly sort after due to the usage of colour in his work and his ability to make every piece unique, but also familiar to the viewer. 


"I feel the need to use art as a means to rescue and reflect only what is good. I want to make a kind of art that means something and it means something when it affects and seduces us, when it speaks from within its own silence."      - Jose Basso



Balman Gallery now operates primarily as a web based site. We are grateful, however, to have some work on display at the Hancock Gallery in Newcastle. See their website for more details of their current exhibitions or contact us for details of our current work on display there. www.hancockgallery.co.uk 

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Date Added: 03/11/2021


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