BAITLER, ZOMA (1908–1994), Uruguayan painter. Born and educated in Lithuania. Baitler, an impressionist, went to Uruguay in 1927 and exhibited for the first time at the "Free Artists Salon" in 1931. He was one of the founders of the atelier ETAP. Exhibitions of his work were held in North and South America as well as in Israel. In 1936 he issued the Art Magazine Perseo and wrote essays on art and on art criticism. In 1963 he was appointed cultural assistant to the Uruguayan Embassy in Israel for three years. His works are in the National and Municipal Museums of Uruguay and Israel.
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