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Mario Amaya

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Director of the New York Cultural Center

American art, the museum`s director, editor and former director of the New York Cultural Center (New York Cultural Center), from 1972 to 1976 ,as well as the director of an art museum Krayslerovskogo (Chrysler Museum of Art) in Norfolk, Virginia (Norfolk, Virginia) from 1976 to 1979. He was also the chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario (Art Gallery of Ontario) in 1969-1972, and founding editor of the London magazine `Art and Artists Magazine`.Amaya over the 35 years studied art nouveau era, part of the time - with the support of artist Mark Rothko (Mark Rothko), one of the most famous representatives of abstract expressionism.

Mario Anthony Amaya was born on October 6, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York (Brooklyn). After graduating in 1958, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn College),he went to England (England) and became assistant editor of the journal `About the House`, produced by Theatre Royal in Covent Garden (Theatre Royal, Covent Garden), taking up the post from 1962 to 1968. In addition, England Amaya was the founder of the magazine `Art and Artists Magazine` and remained its editor from 1965 to 1968. Amaya has also written several books on the art, such as `Pop As Art: A Survey of the New Super Realism` (1965) ,` Art Nouveau` (1966) and `Tiffany Glass` (1967).

June 3, 1968 Mario Amaya was in the office of Andy Warhol (Andy Warhol), when 32 -year-old radical feminist Valerie Solanas (Valerie Solanas), calls for the destruction of men ,He broke into the office and opened fire on people were present, seriously injuring not only Warhol, but Mario Amaya, hitting him in the right thigh. Mario at the time was 34 years old, the wound was slight, and soon he was discharged from hospital after treatment. On curatorial positions Mario Amaya hosted the largest and most important exhibition of art objects Art Nouveau, including `Realism Now` (1972) ,` Blacks: USA` (1973) , `Women Choose Women` (1973) ,` Bouguereau`, organized at the participation of Robert Isaacson (Robert Isaacson) in 1975, and a retrospective of the work of the photographer Man Ray (Man Ray) in 1975. When he became director of the New York Cultural Center in 1972, he helped to strengthen the reputation of the Centre as one of the busiest museums in New York at the time. Amaya used his position at the Cultural Center, to be held in the museum more than 150 events over three years.

He also contributed to the development of many other galleries ,He lectured and acted as a visiting professor at the University of Buffalo (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York).

Amaya was never married. He died on June 29, 1986 of complications from AIDS in a hospital in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Kensington and Chelsea, London), at the age of 52 years.

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