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Maria Amaral 1950 | Spain

Exiled from Spain in 1949 after years spent resisting Franco’s regime, her pastor father and teacher mother found refuge in Argentina. On Christmas Day the following year -1950, in Buenos Aires, Maria Amaral was born. In 1967, it was her turn to experience exile when she and her family were forced to flee from Argentina. France welcomed them and they settled in Strasbourg, before she left for Paris and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where she earned an honours degree in fine art, setting up her future as an artist.