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Alejandro Arostegui


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(b. Bluefields, Nicaragua, 1933).

Alejandro Arostegui studied at the School of Architecture at the University of Tulane, New Orleans from 1953 - 54. From 1955-1962 he studied art at the Ringling School of Art, Sarasom, Florida; the Academia de San Marcos in Florence, Italy (under the direction of Primo Conti), and the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, France (under the direction of M. Leugeult). In 1963 he chose to return to his native Nicaragua and became Professor of Anatomy at the Escuela de Belles Artes, Managua, Nicaragua. This same year Arostegui, along with other young artists and intellectuals, created the Praxis Group and Gallery. This group introduced new techniques and concepts that were adapted to the Nicaraguan reality, and contributed to the emergence of a new approach to creating art in Central America. In 1967, Arostegui moved to New York City where he remained for 5 years. On his return in 1971 he reorganized the Praxis group and established the Praxis Magazine. He

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