As you might expect the gallery promotes the work of Uruguayan artists. Figari, however, was more than a painter; he was a lawyer and politician as well. He was an early modernist but his work has post-impressionist influences as well. An interesting thing about Figari is that while he painted for years he didn't dedicate himself solely to it until he was 60 years old.
Gurvich, born in Lithuania, was a major figure in Constructivism. His family moved to Uruguay when he was a small child. He moved to New York where his most well known work was created. Sadly, he died at the age of 47 four years after arriving in the Big Apple.
Pareja was another leading artistic voice in Uruguay. He was director of the National School of Fine Arts where he inaugurated a new program of study. He passed away in 1984.