Úbeda Romero, Augustin (Spain)
1925 - 2007
Image of Woman over City, lithograph, signed/numbered 159/200,
full margins (19" x 26"), unframed.
About the Lithograph: Excellent condition.
About the Artist: : Studied at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid. Commenced exhibiting and winning prizes in 1949. In museums in Paris, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia. In private collections in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Spain, France, U.S., among other countries.
Obituary from El Pais.com: The painter and university professor Agustin Úbeda manchego-Levers Moreno-Romero died Tuesday November 27 in Madrid, at age 82. Agustin Úbeda was a surrealist dream heavily loaded, which can be seen within the so-called Spanish school of Paris, one that spanned the second and third generations after the exile after the Civil War. Great knowledge of art history and a man of broad culture, Úbeda created a personal symbology was an expression of lyricism, irony and tears, always with a mysterious aura.
Born in Inheritance (Ciudad Real) in 1925, trained at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando, where he studied Diaz Vázquez, Eugenio Hermoso and Joaquin Valverde, and graduated from the School of Paris with a scholarship from the French Institute and Juan March Foundation. During his years living in Paris, participated in major exhibitions that were held in Spain, while collectors from around the world were buying their works.
Professor emeritus at the University Complutense of Madrid and member of the Royal Academy of Doctors, throughout his long artistic career he received awards including the Young French Painting in 1957, or the Grand Prize for Painting of the Circle of Fine Arts 1980. Some of his works were part of the exhibition of figurative expressionism Ten teachers, held in Madrid gallery Orfila in 1992, and in 1998 the Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid exhibited a retrospective covering its creation between 1944 and 1998.
On March 30, 1999 he suffered a heart attack at his home, so it had to be admitted. That same day, Agustin Úbeda was opened at the Museum of Santa Cruz de Toledo an exhibition of his paintings. His works are in museums in Madrid Contemporary Art, San Diego (California), the City of Paris, of the City of Geneva, Oklahoma Home Centre and Angels, among other museums.