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A Collection of Hawkey's Paintings of Truro
Limited Quantities Available
Mario Torroella   July 30 - August 16

Mario Torroella was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1935. At an early age, he and his two brothers were sent to the United States to study. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mario studied architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design while continuing his art work here and in Cuba. In 1959, he took a leave of absence from Harvard and returned to Cuba to work for the Cuban revolution. He soon became disenchanted with the new regime and in 1960, left the country. In 1962 Mario graduated from Harvard and began his career in architecture and had his first one person exhibit in Puerto Rico. Since then, Mario has exhibited in the United States, Puerto Rico, France, Switzerland and Spain. His work can be found in private collections and permanent museum collections in many parts of the world. 

In Mario’s words: 

“I paint in order to communicate and/or alleviate an alienation brought about by coming from where extreme beauty and natural abundance have been the backdrop for a society which has often erupted in self-violence, this causing great sorrow to all concerned. These two components, beauty and sorrow, combined with analysis and criticism, are great stimuli for expressing one’s feelings, and expression and feeling is what my art is about.”

Larkin Gallery is very pleased to present an illuminating selection of Mario Torroella’s paintings for an exhibit that will run from August 4 – August 16. An opening reception with the artist will be held at Larkin Gallery, 405 Commercial Street, Provincetown on Friday evening August 4 from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Additional work will be on exhibit at Post Office Gallery, 38 Shore Road in North Truro until August 16.

Rooster and Ginger Flower
Large Spiny Lobster
Mario Torroella in his Studio
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