Eduardo Strauch Biography
Eduardo Strauch was born on the 13th of August, 1947, in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he lives today.
He has been married since 1979, and has five children.
From a young age he dabbled in painting and sculpture, but he did not pursue them at that time,
in order to devote himself to the study and practice of architecture. For more than 40 years he
has been designing and supervising the construction of buildings, primarily family homes in
Montevideo, in the country, and in the summer coastal resort areas.
He has a passion for travel and for nature, which are the source of the inspiration for his artistic
creations. In 2008 he decided to take up painting again, joining Sergio Viera's “Taller Cruz del Sur.”
In 1972, while traveling to Santiago, Chile, accompanying the Stella Maris College alumni rugby team, the plane crashed in the middle of the Andes. This difficult experience, in which the group was kept isolated for 72 days under the most inhospitable conditions imaginable, at 12,000 feet, was a turning point in his life. This was the start of a process, at age 25, which would become another source for his creativity.
Currently he continues his work in architecture and paints at his studio in the countryside, preparing works for exhibitions in Uruguay and abroad. He also travels internationally, giving motivational talks about his experience in the Andes.
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