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Artist, 84, dies after being hit by car in northern Virginia

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Posted at 6:58 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 06:58:07-05

An artist known for work depicting his native Bolivia has died after being struck by a car in northern Virginia.

Alfredo Da Silva died Sunday. He was 84. Alexandria Police say he died at the scene after he was struck by a car at an intersection.

Police said Tuesday that the crash remains under investigation. Da Silva lived in Alexandria but was born in Potosi, Bolivia, and studied art in Buenos Aires.

Pablo Zuniga, director of the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, said Da Silva was in the vanguard of a generation of modern Latin American artists who rose to prominence in the ‘50s and ’60s.