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Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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Born 1911 – Died 2002

Matta was born in Santiago de Chile. He studied architecture, graduating in 1931. In 1936 he moved to Paris and worked in Le Corbusier’s architecture office. He met with the leading Surrealists, including André Breton and Dali, to whom he was introduced by the poet Frederico Garcia Lorca, and began painting, exhibiting at the International Surrealist Exhibition in 1938. When war began, he went to New York with Max Ernst and Peggy Guggenheim, together with André Masson and Wilfredo Lam. After the war he returned to Europe, first living in Rome then in Paris.

Works by this artist in the permanent collection