Luis Fernández

Luis Fernández

1900 - 1973

Biography

Oviedo, April 29, 1900 – Paris, October 25, 1973

 

Asturian painter who began his studies in 1912 at the Barcelona School of Arts and Crafts, which he combined with his work in a jewelry store. In 1924 he went to Paris in search of new artistic horizons and met Matisse, Laurens, Braque, among others, and interacted with Le Corbusier and Ozenfant whose influence is present in his geometric work of the late 1920s. In 1929 he showed his work for the first time in Spain at the “Exhibition of National and Foreign Modern Art” that took place in the Sala Dalmau in Barcelona. I Paris he became a member of the group “Abstraction-Création” and collaborated with the Catalan magazine “D’Aci i d’Allá”. In 1936 he exhibited for the first time at the Galerie Cahiers d’Art in an exhibition with Picasso, Julio González and Joan Miró. Zervos thought that they were the four best Spanish artists. Around that time his work began to approach Surrealism. In 1950 he held his first individual exhibition at the Galerie Pierre in Paris. In 1966 he began working on the series “Skull and Candles.” In 1972, the great anthological exhibition dedicated to Fernández was held at the Rothschild Palace in Paris, which later traveled to the Palais des Beaux Arts in Charleroi (Belgium). On October 25, 1973, Luis Fernández died in the french capital.