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This document is a critical text that analyzes the rise of the group Siete Pintores Abstractos [Seven Abstract Painters]. The group was formed in 1957 without any previous theoretical proposals. The text emphasizes that in this case, and in contrast to other nonfigurative groups, Siete Pintores Abstractos was composed of artists with a defined trajectory: Clorindo Testa, Osvaldo Borda, Víctor Chab, Kasuya Sakai, Josefina Miguens, Rómulo Macció, and Martha Peluffo.
The first exhibition by the Grupo Siete Pintores Abstractos was presented at Galería Pizarro, October 1–19, 1957.