Alfredo de la Maria


Alfredo de la Maria

Alfredo de la Maria was born in Uruguay during the 1940s. He studied art in the Belas Artes School in Montevideo. At that time he also studied architecture. When he was 18 he illustrated the politics and sports events in Montevideo''s most importantnewspaper. In 1961 he had his first exhibition of equestrian paintings in Punta del Este City

His studies of the game of Polo are legendary in Uruguay where he is also known for his porttrayal of naval subjects. He later moved to Paris where he stayed for three years and then he returned to MOntevideo before travelling to Argentina where he illustrated for more than ten years the covers of several magazines.

He bacame totally devoted to automotive art and in 1989 he had the first of his many exhibitions in  the Buenos Aires ClassicCar Club. He quickly bacame known all over the world as  a very talented painter and a master of oils. His incredible technique combines the dramatic realism with a distinctive impressionist quality. He proportions cars perfectly, in meticulous but always imaginative representations. His very figurative work depicts people and backgrounds just as carefully as it depicts the cars themselves