Famous Chilean Painter Claudio Bravo Has Died at Age 74

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artwork: Claudio Bravo - "Before The Game", 1973 - Oil on canvas, 78 1/2 by 94 1/2 inches - Courtesy of Sotheby's


TAROUDANT, MOROCCO.- He had the gift of perceiving reality and translate it onto the canvas, with its lights and shadows, to the extent that many called him “the master of light”. Considered the most prestigious Chilean painter alive, Claudio Bravo moved to Southern Morocco 39 years ago, where he died Saturday night at age 74. Early reports indicated that his death had been caused by an attack of epilepsy, an illness that had been recently detected. But his friend and gallerist, Ana Maria Stagno, who manages the exhibition of his work in Chile, said Bravo suffered two heart attacks that caused his death.