Juan Carlos Alonso y Pita

Category: Caricaturist
Birth Date: 6th July 1886 (†15th February 1945)
Birth Place: Ferrol (A Coruña)

He emigrated to Argentina when he was thirteen and started to work in a shop of a relative of his in a small village. He soon left to Buenos Aires, where he began to work as a deliveryman in the magazine ‘Caras y Caretas’. Owing to his ability for caricature, he soon entered the editorial staff as a caricaturist. In 1919, he became editor of the magazine and shortly after he founded and also edited the magazine ‘Plus Ultra’. He also succeeded in painting.

 Work & Activities

He carried out several exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Madrid, Roma, Río de Janeiro, etc.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was a member of the Galician Academy.