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Augustin Ubeda

by on February 19, 2014

Augustin Ubeda, Surrealist,  deceased (Spanish, 1925-2007) Herencia, Ciudad Real, Spain

Augustin Ubeda, Surrealist,  deceased (Spanish, 1925-2007) Herencia, Ciudad Real, Spain

Established Spanish painter and graphic artist Agustin Ubeda worked in a style full of lyricism, sensuality and irony, in which one can see the influence of Goya, of whom he was a self-proclaimed admirer.

Convinced that painting is both aesthetic and intellectual, Ubeda created artwork in a style that was unquestionably his, created with enjoyment and passion, at the edge of the trends in contemporary Spanish art, within which he stands out.

Ubeda was trained at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Spain, and was granted a scholarship from the French Institute in Madrid that he used to travel to Paris, where he was profoundly influenced by Marc Chagall. He returned to Spain and worked as a professor at his former school, the Escuela de San Fernando, where, until 1980, he was a professor in the Fine Arts department, becoming chair in 1987.

Ubeda’s work can be found in the Museums and Collections of:

Museo de la Ville de Geneva, Switzerland

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

A detailed list is incorporated in the book on the artist which will be gifted with painting purchase.

Obituary from El Pais.com:

The painter and university professor Agustin Úbeda Manchego-Levers Moreno-Romero died Tuesday November 27, 2007 in Madrid, Spain 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 Herencia (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, France he participated in major exhibitions that were held in Spain.
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. That same day, an exhibition of his paintings was opened at the Museum of Santa Cruz de Toledo. 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.


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