Prieto Muñoz, Gregorio

Gregorio Prieto Muñoz. / Photo: EFE

Painter, photographer and book illustrator, linked to the Generation of ’27, many of whose members he dealt with before and after the Civil War, he was born in Valdepeñas on May 2, 1897, and died in the same city, at the age of 95, on November 14, 1992. Prieto was linked to the avant-garde movements […]

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Mallo, Maruja (Ana María Gómez González)

Maruja Mallo

Surrealist painter belonging to the Generation of ’27, she was born in Viveiro, Lugo, in 1902, and died in Madrid in 1995. One of the freest and most eccentric spirits of the group of plastic artists of the Generation of ’27 who transformed the role of women. She was one of the founders of Las […]

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López Sancho, Antonio

Antonio López Sancho. Self-portrait.

Painter, cartoonist and caricaturist born in the Realejo neighborhood of Granada in 1891 and who died in the same city on July 23, 1959. He belonged to a family dedicated to textile craftsmanship. After training at the School of Fine Arts in Granada in 1915 he went to Madrid with the purpose of making a […]

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Gasch i Carreras, Sebastián

Sebastián Gasch

Spanish art critic, writer and journalist. He was a contemporary and friend of Federico García Lorca. He was born in Barcelona in 1897. He left school early and went to work. As a librarian at the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc he met Joan Miró, of whom he was a disciple. In 1920, he abandoned […]

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Caballero, José

José Caballero. / Photo: josecaballero.info

Spanish painter, draftsman, engraver and scenographer, friend and collaborator of Federico García Lorca. He was born in Huelva in 1915, into a well-to-do family. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Huelva, although from the beginning he showed his attachment to surrealism influenced by artists such as Adriano del Valle. In 1929, he […]

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Bagaría i Bou, Luis

Luis Bagaría. Source: Spanish Archives Portal:.

Self-taught Spanish illustrator born in Barcelona in 1882. He was one of the main Spanish caricaturists, friend of Federico García Lorca, whom he interviewed for the newspaper El Sol shortly before his assassination. In his youth he frequented Els Quatre Gats and made theatrical sets. In 1902, he joined the circle of Santiago Rusiñol. He […]

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Zuloaga Zabaleta, Ignacio

Ignacio Zuloaga, self-portrait

Spanish painter recognized for his costumbrista paintings and his portraits of a characteristic somber style inherited from Ribera and Goya. He belongs to a saga of artists with artisan roots. His father, Plácido Zuloaga, dedicated himself to Damascene painting, and his uncle Daniel was an important ceramist. He lived most of his life in Paris, […]

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Val del Omar, José

José Val del Omar

José Val del Omar was born in a city, Granada, which, like him, tries to escape from parochial limitations and greets the 20th century with an awareness of universality: he was a contemporary of Federico and Francisco García Lorca, of Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, of Ismael de la Serna; and outside Granada, of Luis Cernuda, Josep […]

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Lanz González, Hermenegildo

Hermenegildo Lanz

Spanish drawing teacher, painter, engraver, set designer, puppet maker, designer and photographer. Friend of Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla and Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, among other artists from Granada who were regulars at El Rinconcillo.. He was born in Seville, but the work of his father (a cook who rented and managed hotels) took him […]

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Dalí and Doménech, Salvador

Salvador Dalí

Spanish avant-garde painter, one of the leading representatives of surrealism. He had been a friend of Federico García Lorca’s since they met at the Students’ Residence. They maintained a close friendship and brought their aesthetic theories closer between 1925 and 1926, although from 1928 onwards they disagreed and their relationship dwindled to the point of […]

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Ángeles Ortiz, Manuel

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz

Spanish painter, set designer and ceramist of the Generation of ’27. Although born in Jaén, he had lived in Granada from the age of three and he started to form his aesthetic principles in this city. As a friend of Federico García Lorca, he shared with him and other intellectuals of the time the tertulia […]

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Aladrén Perojo, Emilio

Emilio Aladrén

Spanish sculptor known not so much for his work as for the love affair he had with Federico García Lorca during 1927 and 1928, although they already knew each other in 1925 at least. His father was a military man from Zaragoza, Ángel Aladrén Guedes, and his mother, an Austrian born in Vienna, Carmen Perojo […]

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