Vicente Garcia-Huidobro Fernandez (b. 1893, Santiago; d. 1948 Santiago) was a Chilean poet from an aristocratic family. Huidobro was the self-proclaimed father of the avant-garde literarian movement Creacionismo ("Creationism"). Creacionismo maintains the tenet that a poet must bring life to the things he or she writes about, rather than just describing them. Huidobro spent a large part of his life in France during the 1910s and 1920s – thought to be a proper thing to do for the Chilean upper class – where he wrote many of his works, becoming known to the contemporary artistic élite in Paris, such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Tristan Tzara, Amedee Ozenfant, and Le Corbusier.
Huidobro's master work is a series of poems called Altazor. Other works include Temblor de Cielo and Mio Cid Campeador.
Last updated: 02-09-2005 06:15:08