César Paternosto was born on November 29,1931, in La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a painter, sculptor, writer and curator. He lived in New York from 1965 to 2004. In 2004 he moved to Segovia, Spain, where he lives and works now. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1872; a Pollok- Krasner Foundation Fellowship and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Fellowship in 1990, among others. He has shown his work in the Americas, in Europe and in Japan. His work has been acquired by public collections: the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Alfred Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, among others. His book, Piedra abstracta: La escultura inca: Una visión contemporánea, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1989, was translated into English (The Stone and The Thread: Andean Roots of Abstract Art). The Amerindian Paradigm, the exhibition of pre Columbian works and works by Latin American artist he curated, together with the catalogue/book featuring essays by the artist, Mary Frame, Lucy Lippard, Ferdinan Valentín and Cecilia de Torres, is central to his artwork research and analysis.
Cesar Paternosto painting _Three Yellow_. 1971 NYC_edited
Three Yellow. Acrylic on canvas. Detail. 48.4 x 24.4 in. Lateral view. 1971
Untitled. Acrylic on canvas. 62.9 x 17.7 in. Lateral view. 1970-71