- Also known as
primary name: Saura, Antonio
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Spanish; Male
- Life dates
- Printmaker, painter and designer of stage sets for a number of contemporary productions. Born in Huesca; during the Spanish Civil War moved to Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona, but returned to Huesca after the war for a year; moved to Madrid in 1939; self-taught as an artist; lived in Paris for a year in 1954-1955; co-founded the group El Paso (The Step) in 1957; began his work on paper, specifically his series of lithographs 'Pinitiquiniestras' in 1959; exhibited in the Venice Biennale, Documenta 2, 3, and 6 in Kassel; won the Carnegie Institute prize in 1964; won the Grand Prix at the Engraving 'Bianco e nero' Biennale, Lugano, in 1966; moved to Paris permanently in 1967; began working exclusively on paper in 1968 for ten years; lived in La Havana, Cuba for a year in 1970; exhibited a series of exhibitions in museums, such as Harvard University, Geneva Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Lenbachhaus, Munich, and at the Réfectoire des Jacobins, Toulouse in 1989; made Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, by the French government; the Museo d'Arte Moderna, Lugano had a retrospective exhibition of his work. He won the Aragón de las Artes Prize in Spain in 1994; given the Grand Prix des Arts de la Ville de Paris, France and the Prix Liberté, given in Sarajevo, in 1995; died in Cuenca in 1998.
- Official artist website: http://www.antoniosaura.org/
Canoger, Millares, Rivera, Saura: four Spanish painters Nov 17 to Dec12 1987. New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, c. 1987.