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Francisco Ribera

by on June 18, 2013

Francisco Ribera Gomez, Madrid Spain-1907; Died in Malaga Spain-1990

Francisco Ribera Gomez, Madrid Spain-1907; Died in Malaga Spain-1990.
Francisco began to paint in the workshop of his father, Jose Ribera Blázquez. He was influenced by Madrazo, Rosales and Esquivel, having studied at the Academy of San Fernando with teachers such as Moreno Carbonero, Julio Romero de Torres and Matthew Inurria. He completed his training after two years of scholarships at Paular and El Granada. His first participation in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid produced awards in 1928 and 1930. He produced 30 posters and won a poster contest for the Masked Ball Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid in 1931. He was chosen to illustrate the International Exposition in Barcelona, 1933 . That same year, he moved to Barcelona as artistic director of the company Walter Thompson Advertising. After the civil war he continued his successfully at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts (1941, 1948 and 1950), and began his teaching career. Francisco took over the position from Frederic Mares in 1945 as the chair of the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, ​​where he was director from 1964 to 1972.  Thirteen of his oil paintings were illustrated in the new calendar of UEE from 1947 to 1977. Official recognition came in 1946 when he was appointed honorary member to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. A year later, he received the same honor by the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid after being awarded the prize of the Ministry of National Education in the Salon d’Automne. Academic San Fernando in 1967.  He was in the Royal Academy of Seville St. Elizabeth of Hungary in 1971. Outside Spain, his work has been seen in several solo exhibitions in Cuba (1956 and 1958); Brussels (1964)  in the City International Exhibition of 1965 “The Arts in Europe” won the gold medal “Initiatives Union of the City of Brussels.” International Award was received by Diploma, and a gold medal for “Arts, Sciences, Letters” in Paris in 1968, the Knight of “The Order of the Italian Republic “in 1973. He showed with regularity in the Salon de Madrid and Barcelona Cano Augusta Galleries, Art Gallery and Argo in Spain. Arnot Gallery in New York, USA.

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