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Rosa Chacel

  • Rosa Chacel © EFE

    Rosa Chacel © EFE






Date of birth

Jun 3, 1898

Date of death


"Poet, narrator and essayist. She participated in the 20th century’s major literary aesthetic movements and was involved in the Generation of ’27 movement."

She was born in Valladolid in 1898. She moved to Madrid and enrolled in the San Fernando School of Fine Arts where she studied sculpture and met the man who would become her husband, the painter Timoteo Pérez Rubio. She frequented literary gatherings and the Ateneo de Madrid, where she came in contact with intellectuals of the period. After living for several years in Rome, she published her first novel in 1930, “Estación. Ida y vuelta” (Station. Round Trip). She left Spain during the Spanish Civil War. In 1959, the Guggenheim Foundation gave her a grant to create art. Thanks to this grant, she moved to New York where she lived for two years. She returned to Spain in the 1970s and continued with her prolific creative ability until her death in Madrid in 1994.


National Spanish Literature Award (1987)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (1993)
Madrid Region Culture Award (1992)

Highlighted works

  • Estación. Ida y vuelta” (Station. Round Trip).
  • Memoires of Leticia Valle
  • Neighbourhood of Miracles
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