Manuel Ortiz de Zárate, (October 9, 1887 – October 28, 1946), was a Chilean painter.
Born Manuel Revuelta Ortiz de Zárate in Como, Italy, he was the son of Chilean composer Eleodoro Ortiz de Zárate . He was four years old when the family moved back to Chile where he went on to study painting with Pedro Lira (1845-1912) before entering the Escuela de Bellas Artes (Academy of Fine Arts) in Santiago.
Drawn to the burgeoning art scene in France, in 1904 he sailed to Marseille then made his way to Paris. There, he became part of the growing gathering of artists in the Montparnasse Quarter, making friends with Amedeo Modigliani and some of the other future greats of the art world. In the 1915 photograph seen here, left to right, is: Manuel Ortiz de Zárate, Henri-Pierre Roché (in uniform), Marie Vassilieff, Max Jacob and Pablo Picasso.
Manuel Ortiz de Zárate studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, developing his modernist skills in the painting of still lifes and lanscapes. Seen here, is his depiction of Notre Dame Cathedral
Together with Camilo Mori and other artists from Chile, Manuel Ortiz de Zárate helped found the Grupo Montparnasse. During World War II, he fled the Nazi occupation of France and went to the United States where he died in 1946 in Los Angeles, California. His daughter married the California abstract painter, Ferren John (1905-1970).