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    Roberto Antonio Sebastián Matta Echaurren was born on November 11, 1911 in Santiago, Chile and died 2002. Matta was educated in his native country as an architect and interior designer at the Sacré Coeur Jesuit

    College and at the Catholic University of Santiago, from 1929-31. In 1933 he became a Merchant Marine which enabled him to leave Santiago and travel to Europe. From 1933-34 he worked in Paris as an atelier for famed-architect Lecorbusier. At the end of 1934 Matta visited Spain, where he met the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, who through a letter, introduced young Roberto to Salvador Dalí. Dali inturn encouraged Matta to show some of his drawings to Andre Breton.