Born on February 28,1928 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Jorge Dumas started to study drawing and painting in 1944 at the arts education organization named Taller Torres Garcia, which had just been founded one year prior. At the precocious age of 18 Dumas has his first two-man show with Hungarian sculptor Anthony Khun in Sao Paolo, Brazil. From about 1949 to 1959 Dumas spent his career as a set designer, illustrator, and educator, all the while creating for himself in various cities and towns throughout Argentina. From 1960 until the early 1970s Jorge Dumas was seemingly based in Montevideo again, increasingly building connections in the United States, where he traveled as well. From 1972 to 1974 he lived in Florence, Italy, traveling throughout Europe and by 1975 seems to have settled in New York, where he also opened his own print shop in 1979. He printed for the likes of Peter Max, Romare Bearden, Salvador Dali, Erte, Karl Appel, Corneille, Victor Vasarely and many more. Dumas was a prolific creator who painted and made prints in a variety of media. His figurative subjects evolved into a style in which distinctively wide facial features can easily be recognized as his. His subjects are quiet, and the people who inhabit his composition pensive. Jorge Dumas passed away on April 4, 1985 and is buried in West Cemetery, Madison, CT.