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Antonia Matos

Full name: Antonia Matos (Matos Aycinena-, -de Massot)
Gender: Female
Born: November 21, 1904
Died: June 22, 1994 in [unknown], Unknown, Guatemala
Country: GUA Guatemala
Sport: Art Competitions


Guatemalan painter Antonia Matos received an Honorable Mention at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics in the Art Competitions in the category Paintings for her work Course of Pirogues. She was a little-known artist with only two solo exhibitions at the beginning of the 1930s in Paris and Guatemala City.

As a student, Matos often sat as a model for nude paintings, which caused a scandal. After her return from Paris, she also painted nudes, which caused her to be ostracized by society and the art scene. Matos become a symbol for women painters in Guatemala, as despite the big obstacles she faced there in the 1930s, she dared to paint freely, and was far ahead of her time.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Guatemala GUA HM

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Art Competitions Guatemala Final Standings HM Course of Pirogues
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