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Pablo Garzón Mañé

by on June 30, 2014

Pablo Mañé,deceased. Born 1921 Montevideo,Uruguay. Moved to Spain in 1969. Died Bacelona in 2004.

Pablo Garzón Mañé born on January 21, 1921 in Montevideo, in a family of Catalan origin from El Vendrell.

In 1933, his family moved to Paris where his father was appointed ambassador. Mañé continued his studies in France mastering French as a second language.

In 1936 Mañé began to develop his interest in painting. Mañé  entered school with Cubist painter André.

In 1939 Mañé returned to Uruguay. His artistic interests led him to experiment in various fields. He journied through South America.

From 1956 to 1969 Mañé was a critic of music and arts. At the same time, he acted as editor in the art section of the newspaper “El País”. His articles were followed with great interest by the River Plate cultural elite. Mañé taught and lectured in Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.

In 1960 Mañé received his Doctorate in Law and Social Sciences from the University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.  He married in 1963.

In 1965 Mañé had his first artistic ‘crisis’ and abandoned Cubism. He became interested in political and more socially engaged painting: “Seeking an art founded on truth, as mysterious and contradictory there in all of us.”
1969 received the Prize for Painting at the XXXIII National Exhibition of Fine Arts. Mañé left his country and moved to Spain in search of new horizons. He lived in both Madrid and Barcelona.

1972 First exhibition in Spain in the Barcelona Gaudí room.

1973 Installations in Mataró. Mañé  founded an art academy. He taught painting and drawing and above all trying to convey his particular way of seeing, understanding and experiencing art. Later, his disciples integrated a school that became known as “El Grup Plaça Gran”


Mañé  was commissioned by Barcelona publishing translated into classical and romantic French and English poets: Shakespeare, Shelley, Wordsworth, Keats, Yeats, Whitman, Blake, Mallarmé and Valéry. The Rio Nuevo publishes translations in bilingual editions. Collaborate in the culture section of the daily “El Universal News” and “The Journal of Barcelona”.

In 1982 Mañé married his student Tere Gonzalez Sola. Embark on new challenges with renewed energy. It is an exciting time of prolific production. Exhibition at the Museu Municipal de Mataró and Exhibition Hall of the Caixa Laietana

1979 Mañé moved to Barcelona. He reached full artistic maturity and his work reflected this. The technique and aesthetics were priorities: “I chase a painting that captures the transience of time and awaken in the beholder a sense of the illusory”.

1980 to 1990 was an exhibition period: Madrid, Seville, Bilbao, Valladolid, Mallorca, among other cities and annually in Barcelona. Contributed to the Artexpo (Barcelona) and Arco (Madrid) Hall.

1984 Mañé sold to the Arnot Gallery in New York

1993 through 2004 Travelled through Europe and America. Receive orders from Arnot Gallery in the U.S., and dealers in Japan. His work was integrated into the Barcelona Museum Estrada in Montevideo Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toledo (Ohio, USA) and in the collections of the Bank of Spain and Banc Sabadell. His last exhibition took place in Sant Cugat Rusinol Room in March 2004.
Mañé  continued working until his death at his home in Barcelona on December 20, 2004. He was an artist and Doctor in Law and Social Sciences.

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