Camilo Mori  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Camilo Mori (b. September 24, 1896 in Valparaíso, Chile – d. December 7, 1973 in Santiago) was a painter and a founder of the Grupo Montparnasse. He is a son of Japanese settlers.

Mori entered the Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts) at the University of Chile in 1914. In 1920 he joined the great gathering of artists in the Montparnasse Quarter in Paris, France. There, his encounter with Paul Cézanne greatly influenced his ideas of painting.

After returning to Chile and helping to organize the Grupo Montparnasse, in 1928 Camilo Mori directed the group of young painters known as the "Generation of 28", sending twenty-six of the most outstanding young Chilean artists to study in Paris for five years.

In 1939 Camilo Mori made a mural for the pavilion of Chile at the 1939 New York World's Fair. For his contribution to Chilean art, in 1950 he received the National Prize of Art.

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