- Melissa Aldana, Chile’s Ambassador of Jazz
- Paola Podestá Martí: Transcendental Work
- Graciela Araya, chilean-austrian mezzosoprano
- Featured artist: Rayén Quitral, Mapuche soprano
- Cecilia Vicuña: A pioneering conceptual artist in Chile
- SOFÍA MOLINA, YOUNG VIOLINIST FROM SAN ANTONIO
- JOAN JARA, WORKING FOR DANCE AND VÍCTOR JARA’S MEMORY
- ALICIA MOREL: IN THE HEART OF CHILEAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
- DENISE LIRA-RATINOFF’S WORK EXHIBITED IN JAPAN AND CHILE
- CECILIA, RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC MUSIC AWARD
- CARMEN AROS, STILL DANCING AFTER HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
- THIS MONTH’S FEATURED ARTIST: MARÍA JOSÉ VIERA-GALLO
- ALEJANDRA URRUTIA, CONDUCTOR: A WOMAN MAKING HISTORY
- DELFINA GUZMÁN: A LIFE DEVOTED TO THE STAGE
- VERÓNICA VILLARROEL: THE CHILEAN SOPRANO WHO TOOK OVER THE WORLD
- MARTA COLVIN: SCULPTURE AS A LIFELONG CALLING
- ROSER BRU: WINNER OF THE 2015 NATIONAL PLASTIC ARTS AWARD
- CARMEN LUISA LETELIER, A PASSION FOR LYRICAL SINGING.
- SYLVIA SOUBLETTE: A LIFE DEVOTED TO MUSIC
- ISIDORA AGUIRRE: BEYOND LA PÉRGOLA DE LAS FLORES
- PAZ ERRÁZURIZ: THE CHILEAN PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WILL FEATURE IN THE 2015 VENICE BIENNIAL
- MATILDE PÉREZ: THE WOMAN WHO MARKED 20TH-CENTURY VISUAL ARTS IN CHILE
- MAHANI TEAVE: FROM THE CHILEAN POLYNESIA TO THE WORLD
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY CONFERS HONORIS CAUSA DOCTORAL DEGREE UPON ISABEL ALLENDE
- LILY GARAFULIC’S 100TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
- ALICIA VILLARREAL: “NO PLACE IS SACRED”
MARTA COLVIN: SCULPTURE AS A LIFELONG CALLING
The 20th anniversary of the death of the noted sculptor, recipient of the 1970 National Arts Award, took place a few weeks ago. This issue is devoted to the life and work of the Chilean sculptor, the second woman who received the foremost Chilean arts award.
Marta Colvin was born in Chillán on June 22, 1917, and died in Santiago on October 27, 1995. A creator of pieces with a marked American character, she received the National Arts Award in 1970 and is regarded as one of the leading figures of Chilean sculpture in the 20th century.
Her artistic education started in the Chillán High School, where she was taught by draftswoman Noemí Mourgues. In 1939, she moved to Santiago to continue her education at the Fine Arts School of Universidad de Chile. In 1945, she became an assistant to sculpture professor Julio A. Vásquez.
She received several accolades during her higher education, however, the First Prize for Sculpture in the Official Exhibition of Santiago (1944 and 1948) was the first major landmark in her artistic career.
She studied and lived in France and England, but she also left her mark in Chilean plastic arts: along with Lily Garafulic, she is part of the so-called 40s Generation. Several renowned sculptors such as Juan Egenau, Sergio Castillo, and Raúl Valdivieso trained under her aegis.
Marta Colvin’s work was characterized by a commitment to Pre-Columbian American cultures: as she herself noted, their spirit always influenced the whole of her artistic production. With respect to the techniques used, Marta Colvin became a master of bronze casting, stone sculpture, and especially woodworking, which allowed her to achieve the highest degree of originality.