Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero Biography

Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero





Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, painter and prinmaker, was born in Santiago, Chile on May 27, 1927. He was the son of diplomats and studied in Chile, Brazil, and the United States. In 1958 he studied at the Slade School in London before moving to Paris where he studied at Stanley William Hayter's Atelier 17. He settled permanently in New York in 1962.

Principally a printmaker, Gonzalez-Tornero has had more than forty solo exhibitions in Chile, Canada, Europe and the United States. Sergio discussed his printmaking technniques in an essay on page 325 of The Art of the Print by Fritz Eichenberg.

Gonzalez-Tornero was awarded a fellowship by the New York State Foundation for the Arts in 1987 and a grant from the Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation in 1990. He is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Boston Printmakers and the Philadelphia Print Club.

His work has been included in numerous exhibitions internationally and a retrospective exhibition of his prints was mounted in 1998 at the Antiguo Asilo de Beneficencia, in San Juan.

Gonzalez-Tornero is included in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.