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Ángeles Santos Torroella

  • Two visitors in front of a self-portrait of the painter Ángeles Santos Torroella during the exhibition 'Ángeles Santos, un mundo insólito en Valladolid' © EFE

    Two visitors in front of a self-portrait of the painter Ángeles Santos Torroella during the exhibition 'Ángeles Santos, un mundo insólito en Valladolid' © EFE

  

Speciality

Painting

 

 

Date of birth

Nov 7, 1911

Date of death

2013
  


"The artist exhibited her work at an extremely young age in 1928 in the Autumn Salon in Madrid, where the public was captivated by her avant-garde style. One year later, the Salon staged her first solo exhibition, thus ensuring her a place in the history of Spanish art, and intriguing the intellectuals of her time."

She was born in Portbou (Girona) in 1911 into a family of painters and writers. She studied art in Valladolid with Cellino Perrotti. Her first exhibition was at the age of 16 in the Atheneum in Valladolid. She did not become known until 1929 when she presented her painting 'Un mundo' at the Autumn Salon of Madrid. In 1931 she exhibited in Paris, and in 1936 at the Venice Biennale. Her marriage to Emilio Grau in 1936 influenced her painting, but in the 1950s she gradually abandoned her artistic production. Among the collective exhibitions she took part in are 'Madrid-Barcelona 1930-1936. La tradición de los nuevos' (1997) ('Madrid-Barcelona 1930-1936: the tradition of the new'), which examined the avant-garde art of the II Republic, and 'Istmos: Vanguardias españolas 1915-1936' (1998) ('Isthmuses: the Spanish avant-garde'), both in Madrid. She died in Madrid in 2013.

Awards

Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts

Highlighted works

  • Un mundo
  • Tertulia

Calendar

Detail from: Maruja Mallo (1902 - 1995), Kermés, 1928. Oil on canvas, 120 x 166 cm. On loan to Castres-Musée Goya, Musée d'art hispanique, 1999. Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d'art moderne/Centre de creation industrielle © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jacques Faujour © Maruja Mallo, VEGAP, Málaga, 2017

Oct 10, 2017 to Jan 28, 2018

Exhibition

Picasso Museum in Malaga - Málaga
Exhibition: We Are Completely Free. Women Artists and Surrealism

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