The Museum of Avant-garde

Vicente Huidobro

Chile (1893—1948)
Chilean born Huidobro established himself as a poet from an early age and by 1914 he published his aesthetic vision in Non Serviam. After a trip to Buenos Aires, he moved to Paris, where, at the onset of WWI, he met Apollinaire, Tzara, Breton and Cocteau, collaborating with the review Nord-Sud. He also met Picasso, Miró, Picabia and other avant-garde exponents. He collaborated with Tzara on his magazine Dada and with Le Corbusier and Ozenfant on L’Esprit Nouveau. In 1928 he founded in Madrid his Creación, Revista Internacional de Arte. He returned to Chile in 1932 and in 1935 he wrote the Manifiesto Dimensionista together with Picasso, Arp, Kandinsky and the Delaunay’s. In 1944 he published a new magazine Actual. He died in 1948, after having suffered a brain stroke a year earlier.