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Squirru painted since he was a boy and won a prize when he was only five in a children's art contest of the association "Amigos del Arte".  He was then put under the guidance of a private teacher, artist Francisco Pascual Ayllón, who introduced him to landscape painting. Upon his return from Scotland, where he graduated in Law, he studied drawing with Jan Joos.

His first show was in 1948 at the Galería Sintonía, then at Galería Peuser in 1950 and in Galatea in 1955. He illustrated  Fernando Demaría's poetry book "Las hélices" in 1953. Upon the publication of his own first book of poetry in 1957, Squirru abandons painting as a professional objective.

Critique in daily La Nación

 on Rafael's art exhibition 


 RS´s exhibition at Galería Galatea, Buenos Aires, 1953.

De izq. a der.: José Miguens, Josefina Miguens, RS, Leopoldo Presas, Elbia Rosbaco, Alberto Ginastera, Leopoldo Marechal, Elsa Presas

Oil painting

Oil paintings

Autorretrato kafkiano

Oil painting, 1951

El pueblo

Oil paintng

Hombre y mujer

Oil paintng, 1951


Oil paintng

La Magdalena

Oil paintng, 1951

El paflagonio

Oil paintng

El joven Chesterton

Oil paintng, 1951

Essay by Augusto Rodríguez Larreta  on Squirru's painting



Pencil, 1980

Squirru's Illustrations of poet F. Demaría's book of poetry "Himnos Helénicos"  (1953)   

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