Pablo Palazuelo


    • Male
    • Painter
    • Neoconceptual
    • Sculptor

    About the artist

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    Pablo Palazuelo de la Peña (Madrid, October 6, 1915 - Galapagar, Madrid, October 3, 2007); painter, engraver and sculptor Spanish. Palazuelo was one of the key figures of Spanish art from the second half of the 20th century.

    In 1932 began preparation for admission to the school of architecture of Madrid but it will finally be in London in 1933 when you begin to study architecture (School Of Arts and Crafts of the University of Oxford). From 1939 is dedicated only to the painting. In 1945 he concurs with a portrait to the national exhibition of fine arts and participated in the first exhibition of the so-called School of Madrid organized by the Buchholz Gallery. He began to make his first abstract drawings in 1947. In 1948 the French Institute offers a scholarship to study in France.

    This year exhibited at the Denise René Gallery in Paris which will be a great boost to the dissemination of his work. In 1949 begins his relationship with Galerie Maeght entering the payroll of this prestigious Gallery one of the most important in the world, where be exposed continuously until the 1980s. In 1950 begins his relationship with Eduardo Chillida. That same year exhibited at the Museum of Toronto.

    1955 points out in his biography as the year in which held his first solo exhibition in the Galerie Maeght and was invited to participate in the contest Carnegie in Pittsburg.

    Collaborates with various issues of the journal of Arts derrière le Miroir. In 1961, he revisits the sculpture. In 1964 participated in an exhibition in the sala Juana Mordó de Madrid and continues to send works to competitions of the Carnegie Institute of Art of Pittsburg.

    In 1974 is installed in Monroy, a Castle near Caceres. In the following years his exhibitions are becoming more common in Spain (Madrid Theo Gallery), Barcelona (Galerie Maeght) and Paris (Galerie Maeght) and finally in 1981 presented the monograph on his work published by Maeght in collaboration with Claude Esteban.

    Sculptures occupy more space in his work (I architecture) series Lauda. Begins to participate in the arc of Madrid of the Maeght-Lelong Gallery contests.

    In 2006-2007, a large retrospective of his work at the Macba Museum of Barcelona and at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is displayed.

    Palazuelo died on October 3, 2007 at 91 years of age at his home in Galapagar (Madrid).

    Source: Wikipedia