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Basic Data

Antonio Saura is a Spanish artist from the era of modern art. As an adolescent he taught himself how to draw and paint.

  • Born: 22. September 1930
  • Died: 1998
  • Place of birth: Huesca, Spain
  • Nationality: Spanish art
  • Similar artists: Antonio Tapies, Eduardo Chillida
  • Era: modern art 
  • Stylistic direction: surrealism

His role models were the old masters such as Velazquez and Goya. But also contemporary artists such as Hans Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy and artists from the surrealist group have influenced his art. 

 

Collections

Germany

 

Netherlands

 

France

 

Spain

 

USA

 

Exhibitions

  • 15.05.19 – 25.09.19 Picasso and the Exodus- Les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse.
  • 07.07.18 – 25.08.19 ACCROCHAGE /// DAMIEN HIRST – "Works from Schizophrenogenesis" - Galerie Boisserée, Köln.

Awards

  • 1960: Guggenheim Prize New York.
  • 1979: Prize of the First European Graphic Biennale, Heidelberg.
  • 1982: Gold Medal for Fine Arts of the Spanish State.
  • 1995: Grand Art Prize of the City of Paris.

Literature

  • Antonio Saura – Malerei 1956–1985, exhibition catalogue by the Ministerio de Cultura/Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Rainer Michael Mason, Madrid/Munich, 1990.

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