Collection: Roberto Matta

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, better known as Roberto Matta (Santiago, November 11, 1911-Civitavecchia, Italy, November 23, 2002), was a Chilean architect, painter and poet, considered the last representative of surrealism.

In 1985 he obtained the Gold Medal for merit in Fine Arts; in 1990, he received the National Art Prize; In 1992, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for the Arts and in 1995 he obtained the Praemium Imperiale in the Painting category. He lived regularly since the 1960s in the Italian town of Tarquinia, located north of Rome, making sporadic trips to his country. During the sixties he ventured into furniture design after meeting the Italian designer Dino Gavina, creating in 1966 the "Malitte Lounge Furniture" seats for the firm Gavina SpA, which would later be purchased by the well-known firm Knoll. The Malitte seats are now part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.