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Isidro Antequera López de Haro

by on February 8, 2016

Isidro Antequera López de Haro, Spanish artist Barcelona and Madrid, born in 1926.

Isidro Antequera López de Haro (1926 in La Solana, Ciudad Real), Spanish artist. Signing paintings either I. Antequera or D’Haro. His father, photographer and painter by profession, died Isidro was two years old. Antequera developed an interest in painting and drawing, encouraged by his teacher at school. His first painting exhibition was in his hometown in 1945 and 1946. The poet Juan Alcaide Manchego encouraged Antequera to exhibit in the Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Valdepeñas. While exhibiting his paintings he attended classes at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid under Enrique Brañez, professor and painter. He also painted under professor – painter, José Frau. Antequera then attended classes in the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando under Carlos Sainz de Tejada. His first exhibition in Madrid was in Room Marabini and presented by writer and art critic Prados López. Manchegos Studies Institute sponsors Antequera’s second exhibition in Ciudad Real. He continued to exhibit in Madrid at the National Library exhibition “Artists of Ciudad Real”. In 1954 Isidro married the Criptanense, Juliana Galindo, with whom he had three. In 1966 he received a scholarship from the Fundación Juan March. He travelled to Italy and France for several months to paint. He founded and directed, Criptana, the Journal MILESTONE, seeking cultural and poetic roots of La Mancha. He created several paintings for the Barcelona Wax Museum. He was director of the Art Courses Almagro Cultural Foundation of Castilla-La Mancha in 1982 and 1984. He has had over 50 solo exhibitions in various Spanish cities, his last exhibition in 2006, which was a Retrospective.

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