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201411_torresgarcia_04Before there was Diego Rivera, before there was José Clemente Orozco, before there was Wifredo Lam, there was Joaquín Torres-García. The original, the true progenitor of Latin American modernism, Torres-García blended European avant-garde concepts with New World aesthetics in an art characterized not so much by lush tropicality as fierce intellectuality. At Art and Antiques Magazine