Who is Eduardo Westerdahl?

Eduardo Westerdahl (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, 1902 – ibidem, 1983) was a Spanish painter, art critic and writer, and a fanatic of the Surrealist Movement.

Westerdahl was born of a Catalan mommy and Swedish father. His formal education was in business government and he earned his active as a bank employee.

His private interests in philosophy and arts led him to encourage the publication Iletras y Pajaritas de Papel and was editor in chief of the art revue Gaceta del arte (est 1932) which was at the lead among European art and culture magazines.

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Though he greatly contributed to several important publications, the single completion that gave him most notoriety is the introduction of The Contemporary Art Museum Eduardo Westerdahl in Puerto de la Cruz (Canary Islands) which is considered to be one of the most important museums for contemporary Spanish art.

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