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Antonio Saura was born on September 22, 1930, in Huesca, Spain. When Saura was young, his father took him to Madrid to visit the Museo del Prado, where he viewed paintings by Francisco de Goya and Diego Velázquez. After he contracted tuberculosis at age thirteen and was confined to his bed for five years, Saura reflected on his visit to the Prado. In 1947, on his way to recovery and without formal training, he began to produce art. Initially he experimented with diverse mediums, including paint, lithography, engraving, prose, and poetry.
Selected Solo Exhibitions Konsthallen, Göteborg (1964) Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1965) Galerie Maeght, Barcelona (1975 & 1984) The Abbaye de Sénanque, Gordes (1985) The Wiener Secession, Viena (1989) Harvard University, Cambridge (1989) Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva; MNCARS, Madrid; Lenbachhaus, Munich & Réfectoire des Jacobins, Toulouse (1989) Museum of Modern Art, Lugano (1994) Galerie Daniel Lelong, Paris (1997) Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern (2012)

Works by Antonio Saura

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1979

100 x 131 cm

1961

131 x 163 cm

1959

97 x 130 cm

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