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Andrés Guevara was an illustrator, painter and graphic artist from Paraguay, who has lived and worked in various South-American countries, including Brazil and Argentina. Born in Villeta, Paraguay, he began his career in the early 1920s, drawing cartoons for the periodicals El Diario and El Liberal. He was part of a new generation of artists that emerged in the pages of those magazines, and that was called "The Generation of 1923".

In 1923, he won a boattrip to Europe and on the way he decided to visit the Ambassador of Paraguay in Rio de Janeiro. He eventually stayed in Brazil for a couple of years. He continued his work as a cartoonist and illustrator in this country, and cooperated with papers like La Manzana and La Mañana, as well as Papagaio, El malho, Para Todos, Ilustración Brasileña and El Crucero. He left for Argentina in 1930.

In Buenos Aires, he became graphic designer and illustrator for the daily Crítica and for the magazines Sintonía and Mundo Argentino. As a graphic designer, he introduced several modern lay-out techniques to the papers he worked for. He designed the header for the magazine Clarín in 1945 and it was in this magazine that he published his comic strip 'Blanca Nieve y Pío-Pío' with texts in rhyme by Rega Molina.

Guevara switched several times between living in Brazil and Argentina from 1943 and his death in 1963. He headed the art department of Hoja Carioca and contributed to Revista de la Semana, Almanhaque and Última Hora in Brazil, and spent the final years of his life painting in Buenos Aires.

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