From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Mori entered the Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts) at the University of Chile in 1914. In 1920 he joined the great gathering of artists in the Montparnasse Quarter in Paris, France. There, his encounter with Paul Cézanne greatly influenced his ideas of painting.
After returning to Chile and helping to organize the Grupo Montparnasse, in 1928 Camilo Mori directed the group of young painters known as the "Generation of 28", sending twenty-six of the most outstanding young Chilean artists to study in Paris for five years.