Jorge de la Vega
Jorge Luis de la Vega (Buenos Aires, 1930 – Buenos Aires, 1971) was an Argentine self-taught artist. He was a draftsman, engraver, poet, graphic de- signer and creative in advertising agencies. He worked as a teacher at the University of Buenos Aires and at Cornell University. He integrated the artistic movement called “Nueva figuración” and was close to the Instituto Di Tella that at that time was preceded by Jorge Romero Brest, and where he exhibited individually in 1967.
Between 1963 and 1966 he made his series of “Monsters”.
In 1965 he won a scholarship to travel to the United States. There he built close ties with the language of American Pop. At that time he exhibited regularly in New York, Pittsburgh, Madrid, Toronto and Buenos Aires.
In 1966 he won the Special Prize for Argentine Painter at the Latin American Art Biennial of Córdoba. In 1969 he participated in the Biennial of San Pablo (Brazil).
His works can be found in important private collections and Museums such as: the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA); the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston (MFAH); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of New York; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (RISD); the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas; the Museum of Modern Art of Río de Janeiro (MAM Río), the La- tin American Museum of Buenos Aires (Malba), the Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires (MNBA); the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA); among others.